LPGA's Lin wins car after hole-in-one in Thailand

Xi Yu Lin is now the owner of a new Honda Accord after her ace during the second round of the 2016 Honda LPGA Thailand.
By Melissa Blanton

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, February 26, 2016 | 11:57 a.m.

Xi Yu Lin had the drivers license, but had yet to buy a car.

She took care of that during the LPGA Tour's stop in Thailand.

Lin stepped up to the tee Friday on the 179-yard 16th with a 22-degree hybrid.

The shot landed about two dozen feet beyond the flagstick.

And then gravity did its work.



A day earlier Lin celebrated her 20th birthday. A very happy birthday indeed.

Lin became the first person to win the hole-in-one prize in the event's 10-year history.

It's her second tournament ace, she told The Golf Channel. Her first came in last year's Canadian Open.

Melissa Blanton is a Northern California native, sports fan, golf nerd and news junkie.