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Blue Devil Alumnae Tucker, Ingram to Compete in U.S. Mid-Amateur

Blue Devil Alumnae Tucker, Ingram to Compete in U.S. Mid-Amateur

DURHAM – A pair of Duke women’s golf alumnae – Kirstina (Engstrom) Tucker and Sarah LeBrun Ingram will compete in the 36th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sept. 9-14 at the Stonewall North Course in Elverson, Pa.

A field of 132 golfers are set to see action in the event that features an average age of 35.7 years.

Following 18-hole rounds of stroke play on Sept. 9-10, the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers for match play. Five 18-hole rounds of match play will determine the finalists, who will square off in an 18-hole championship match on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Ingram, a 1988 Duke graduate, will compete in the Mid-Amateur for the first time since 1996.  She is a three-time winner in the championship with titles in 1991, 1993 and 1994.  Recently, Ingram captioned the United States Curtis Cup teams to back-to-back victories in 2021 and 2022.  She competed in three Curtis Cup competitions as a golfer as well.

A member of Duke’s 2002 NCAA Championship squad, Engstrom registered three individual wins over four seasons with the Blue Devils.  Engstrom, originally from Sweden, graduated from Duke in 2003 and finished in the top-20 in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open, while winning the 2008 El Paso Golf Classic on the Duramed Futures Tour.  She regained her amateur status in 2017.  

Tucker will open action at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday in the first round, while Ingram tees off at 8:50 a.m.

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