Three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Sarah LeBrun Ingram, of Nashville, Tenn., has been named captain of the 2020 USA Curtis Cup Team. A biennial competition between top female amateur golfers from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I), the 41st Match will be contested June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Caernarvonshire, 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.
“Sarah is an incredibly accomplished and well-respected player,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of Championships for the USGA. “Her individual USGA record and long history with our Association speaks for itself, and we are excited and proud to welcome her as captain of the 2020 USA Curtis Cup Team.”
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.
"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 Conwy Golf Club. "To be able to 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."
A Duke University graduate, Ingram was a two-time All-American and four-year letter winner for the Blue Devils from 1985-1988. Ingram, who was at one time the top-ranked women's amateur golfer in the world, is a member of the Duke University Sports Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame. She won the 1986 and 1987 Maryland State Women’s Amateurs, the 1990 Canadian Women’s Amateur, the 1991 Women’s Western Amateur and Tennessee State Championship, the 1992 Broadmoor Women’s Invitational and the 1993 Women’s Southern Amateur.
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, and won by 2018 USA Curtis Cup Team member Kristen Gillman.
The USA Team won the 2018 Curtis Cup Match at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., while the GB&I Team won the 2016 Match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland. The USA leads the overall series 29-8-3.
Julia Pine is the senior manager of women's championship communications for the USGA. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.