Saudi Ladies International Pro-Am: Emily Pedersen misses cut

Media playback is not supported on this device Pedersen has to wait four days for final rounds of 2015 inaugural Saudi Ladies Masters

Wildcard Emily Pedersen, the top-ranked Swede on the Ladies European Tour, has missed the cut at the Saudi Ladies International Pro-Am.

Having driven through the affected traffic in order to complete the 12th hole on Thursday, the 27-year-old finished 11 over par.

It is the first time a top female golfer has played in the tournament in the five years it has been run.

Following that final round, the Pettersen four-time European Tour winner withdrew citing injuries.

This was despite being able to play through the impact of a ball striking the right rear tyre of her Mercedes Benz L-Class in a lift.

The Saudi National PGA Tour hosts the regular Saudi Ladies Masters tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the LPGA, Ladies European Tour and Asian Tour, from 6-9 October.

Prior to this weekend, there had been question marks over whether a top female golfer would play in Saudi Arabia.

The tour following negative public opinion of the sport in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate in October last year.

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