Sarah LeBrun Ingram, who won the title in 1991, 1993 and 1994, returned to the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in 2023 for her first appearance in the championship since 1996.
At age 57, Ingram displayed her competitive moxie against the field of significantly younger players at Stonewall in suburban Philadelphia last month.
In the second round of stroke play, she birdied her 15th hole.
“My round wasn’t going well. I knew I had to par the last three holes to maybe be in a playoff,” she said.
She did and almost escaped the playoff when her 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 ninth hole lipped out, but Ingram secured her place in an 8-for-3 playoff.
On the first playoff hole, she got up and down to advance to the next hole and parred the ensuing hole to earn the No. 64 seed and a first-round matchup with co-medalist Courtney Dow.
Ingram dispatched Dow, 3 and 2 in that first-round match but dropped her next match to Aideen Walsh of Ireland, 1 down.
“It was a great week,” said Ingram, who resides in Nashv...
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