[PHOTO: Andy Lyons]

Any amateur playing in a major is going to remember the experience for the rest of their lives. But Jasmine Koo is going to remember one shot from the Chevron Championship for a very unexpected reason: she got one of the luckiest bounces you’ll ever see on the 72nd hole.

The 18-year-old was one of four amateurs in the field at the Country Club of Carlton Woods in Texas. She stood over her second shot on the par-5 18th knowing it was not an ideal distance for her.

“I was super in-between clubs, so I decided to go with a 5-wood, and I chunked it because the ball was above my feet,” Koo explained after the round.

The chunked shot was headed straight for the middle of the pond. But instead of finding the water, it hit the floating Chevron platform sign. The ball, which was destined to live at the bottom of the pond, then bounced forward and back into play, coming to rest on the fringe behind the green.

Koo then got up and down to make birdie and shot a one-under 71. She finished the tournament at three-under to secure low-amateur honours. Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion Lottie Woad was the only other amateur to make the cut, finishing at one-under, two shots behind Koo.

Koo, the world’s 20th-ranked amateur, is heading to the University of Southern California in the northern autumn. And now she has a great story to share with all her teammates.