AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | Leonie Harm’s presence at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is nothing less than a miracle.
In 2013, Harm was in a German hospital with doctors telling her family she had less than a 1 percent chance of living.
Instead, she recovered and has made the most of her second chance at life, becoming one of the world’s leading female amateurs.
Even though she missed the 36-hole cut in this week’s inaugural championship with rounds of 78-76 at Champions Retreat Golf Club in nearby Evans, Ga., the reigning British Women’s Amateur champion will play a practice round at Augusta National today – a courtesy extended to all 72 competitors before Saturday’s final round featuring the low 30 players – and that’s more than she ever imagined after her accident.
Following her two rounds at Champions Retreat, the 21-year-old said, “It’s an amazing golf course, but the golf course didn’t like me so much, and that’s OK. Maybe we will redefine our relationship next year; who knows. It was really tough out there to play good ...
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