Japanese golfer Yuka Saso made an albatross during Friday's second round of the LPGA Drive on Championship, becoming the first player to achieve the feat on the women's tour since October 2020.
The 2021 U.S. Women's Open winner carded a 6-under 66 to climb into a tie for 15th at 8 under, four shots off the lead shared by three players at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona.
Saso holed her second shot on the 492-yard, par-5 second, using a hybrid from 217 yards for her first career albatross.
It was also the 48th albatross in the LPGA Tour's 73-year history.
"We all know how hard it is to get one," Saso said. "They say you're lucky if you ever get one in your golf career. I guess I was very lucky to have it."
Saso said she did not know where her shot landed and wondered why the crowd was clapping, before being directed to the cup by playing partner Kim Sei Young of South Korea.
Sharing the lead at the midway point of the tournament are Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn, Canada's Maddie Szeryk and South Korea's Jenny Shin.