Before Sarah LeBrun Ingram stepped aside from competitive golf in 1996, her otherworldly amateur career couldn’t be stopped.
Ingram, a former All-American at Duke University, won just about everything you could in the women’s amateur game during the late 1980s and early ’90s. She was the first woman to capture two consecutive U.S. Women’s Mid-Ams, including three victories in four years, which sent her to represent the American side at three straight Curtis Cups and back-to-back U.S. Women’s World Amateurs. A runner-up finish at the 1993 U.S. Women’s Amateur and a low-amateur finish at the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open — she accomplished the latter while seven months pregnant — not only made her the top-ranked amateur in the women’s game according to multiple publications (this was more than two decades before the creation of the World Amateur Golf Ranking) but it also put her in an exclusive and pioneering category of phenomenal female golfers who eschewed the pro game. In her 20s alone, the Nashville resident had done enough to later be...
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