USGA names Ingram as 2020 U.S. Curtis Cup captain
Sarah Ingram (USGA/Simon Dale photo)
The USGA has tapped a three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion to captain the next U.S. Curtis Cup squad. Sarah LeBrun Ingram of Nashville, Tenn., will lead the U.S. women at the 2020 matches in Wales.
A member of the 1992, 1994 and 1996 USA Curtis Cup Teams, Ingram owns a 2-1 record in singles matches. During her three Curtis Cup experiences, Ingram played with notable teammates such as Cristie Kerr, Carol Semple Thompson and Ellen Port. Ingram’s three U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship wins (1991, 1993, 1994) are third most behind only Port and Meghan Stasi, both of whom have claimed four titles.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to captain the Curtis Cup Team and represent the United States," said Ingram, whose grandfather is from Southern Wales, just over 100 miles from host site Conwy Golf Club. "To be able to captain a team that will compete in the U.K., where my mother was born and raised, makes this extra special for me. The USGA has been a tremendous part of my life and being a USGA champion is one of the proudest moments of my career. To be able to share my experiences, both in golf and life, with young ladies who are as passionate about the game as I am is a special opportunity and a responsibility I am very much looking forward to."
Ingram won the 1991 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur with a 6-and-5 victory over current USGA Executive Committee Member Martha Lang at Desert Highlands Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Ingram won back-to-back titles in 1993 and 1994, defeating Mary Burkhardt, 2 and 1, at Rochester (Minn.) Golf & Country Club and Marla Jemsek, 2 and 1, at Tacoma (Wash.) Country & Golf Club. In addition, Ingram was low amateur in the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., and played in two World Amateur Team Championships, including for the victorious USA Team in 1994 at The National Golf Club in Versailles, France.
Ingram played her college golf at Duke, and was a two-time All-American and four-year letter winner from 1985-88. She was also the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world for a period of time.
Most recently, Ingram served as co-chair of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, which was held at her home club, The Golf Club of Tennessee.
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ABOUT THE Curtis Cup
Officially named "The Women's
International Cup," the first Curtis Cup
wasn't officially held until 1932. The
biennial competition features the best
female players from the United States of
America pitted against a similar squad
from Great Britain and Ireland. While it
was hoped that many nations would
eventually join the Match, the Curtis Cup
has remained a two-sided competition.
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