By Paul Schmitt
A thirteen-year-old girl from Evanston, Illinois did something last Friday at a Door County golf course that many life-long golfers who hit the links will never experience. Sophie Berghammer hit a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Peninsula State Golf Course. The incredible feat was witnessed by her father, Joe Berghammer along with two local golfers from Sturgeon Bay who joined them on the course. Sophie says she initially didn’t even realize she had hit the hole-in-one on the 171-yard par 3 hole.
The Berghammers, who have a second home in Ellison Bay, are staying the month of July in Door County and have golfed Peninsula State Golf Course the past two summers. According to her father, Sophie’s favorite sport is hockey, which may now have to take a backseat to golf after her amazing hole-in-one.