Golf sensation Paige Spiranac scores hole-in-one and gets hug from Gary Player

Golf sensation Paige Spiranac scored a hole-in-one at the Berenberg Invitational on Tuesday in front of the onlooking Gary Player who celebrated by hugging her.

The 28-year-old social media star could hardly contain her excitement as she slotted the ball off the tee at the 148-yard par-three 14th hole.

Nine-time major winner Player was almost as excited as Spiranac as he ran to hug the 28-year-old as onlookers realised the ball had gone straight into the hall.

Once she had confirmed with a friend that the footage of her shot was caught on camera, Spiranac also celebrated as she raised her arms joyously.

Spiranac tweeted the footage of her amazing shot along with writing: "Made a hole in one in front of Gary Player."

The self-titled 'super-veteran' was at the tee alongside Spiranac as the 85-year-old waited to tee off after the American former professional player.

Ironically, Spiranac had only last week bemoaned one of golf's downs on Twitter as she wrote: "Nothing makes me hate golf more than hitting snap hooks off the tee."

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Spiranac played professionally for a year between December 2015 and December 2016 before switching her main focus to social media.

She now boasts two million followers on her Instagram account where she balances modelling and golf posts as well as promoting her podcast.

Amazingly, Spiranac also has more followers than a host of professional players, including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.

The 'golf influencer' has been particularly vocal on social media in recent weeks as she cheered on Team USA during the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

The American team secured a dominant win over Team Europe to reclaim the trophy as they won 19-9 in Wisconsin.

Spiranac praised Bryson DeChambeau and hailed Europe's McIlroy during the three-day tournament last month.

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