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Miller wins Tennessee Senior title, Cropper top mid-am
Susan Miller (Tennessee Golf Association photo)
Susan Miller (Tennessee Golf Association photo)

SEWANEE, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2018) – Susan Miller held on to win the Tennessee Senior Women’s Amateur on Tuesday after setting the pace in the first round at the Course at Sewanee with a 2-over 74. Miller added a 7-over 79 in the second round for a two-shot victory.

Miller’s first round included an eagle at the 210-yard, par-4 13th. She also had three birdies and six bogeys. On Tuesday, Miller had two doubles and a triple, but it wasn’t enough to derail her title run.

By winning the title, Miller effectively held off two-time defending senior champion Lynda Wimberly, who had rounds of 76-79 for a 9-over 155 total. Jean Kraft also finished on that number to tie for second.

Sarah Ingram, a former Duke All-American who owns three U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles, was solo fourth with back-to-back rounds of 80 for a 14-over total. Ingram plays out of the Golf Club of Tennessee (host of last month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur).

The mid-amateur title went to former Memphis women’s golf standout Andrea Cropper, who had rounds of 80-71 for a 5-over total. Cropped finished three shots ahead of Chattanooga women’s golf alumna Kayla Murrell. This marks Cropper’s first Tennessee Golf Association title. She also plays at the Golf Club of Tennessee.

ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Senior & Mid-Am

Eligibility: Open to all female amateur golfers with the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals, (2) have an active GHIN Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course, (3) have a Handicap Index of at least 36.0 at the time of entry, and (4) are at least 50 years of age on the first day of the championship.

Format: Play will be contested at 36-holes of stroke play (this includes the first 18-hole qualifying round).

Qualifying Round: The first round of stroke play will be the qualifying round. After all qualifying scores are posted, the field will be divided into flights with all like scores in the same flight--the number of flights will be determined by the total number of participants (for a full field, there will be a total of 8 flights). The remaining round will be contested within each flight. The Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur Champion will come from the Championship Flight only.

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