For the first time ever, Suzann Pettersen invited some of the best female golfers over to Oslo, Norway, to take part in the Suzann Pro Challenge at the beautiful Oslo Golf Course.
Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Yani Tseng were all invited to kick-off what is planned to become an annual event. In addition to the Pros, David Leadbetter and other representatives from the LET, the LPGA, The Solheim Cup and The R&A took the time to visit Oslo to experience this unique event.
The Suzann Pro Challenge started off on Friday with an exclusive welcome reception for the Pros at the residence of the U.S. Ambassadors, Barry White, and his family. The U.S. Ambassador is a great fan of the sport and invited more than 100 guests, mostly sponsors, to take part in the welcome reception.
On Saturday, Leadbetter and Pettersen began the day with an early golf clinic at Oslo Golf Club before the Pro-Am shotgun. The evening was completed with an amazing charity gala dinner benefiting Right To Play where Suzann is an important Ambassador. More than $95,000 was raised through an auction where guests could bid for different personal experiences with many of Norway´s best known athletes, all ambassadors of Right To Play.
On Sunday Team Suzann teed off against Team Annika. Team Suzann introduced the best Junior Golfers in Norway, both boys and girls ages 17, 18 and 19, while Team Annika introduced the best Swedish Juniors. Team Norway ended up beating Team Annika.
The Suzann Pro Challenge ended with the Pros playing in teams 2 v.s. 2, rotating the teams after every 6 holes. Pettersen played the first six holes with Ochoa, the next six holes with Tseng and the last six with Sorenstam. Each hole was worth two points and the player with the most points after all three individual team matches became the winner.
Pettersen ended up winning with 19 points, while Ochoa and Tseng ended up with 17 points. Sorenstam ended up with 15 points.