Ingram, Miller qualify for state
September 23, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
NEW CASTLE, IND. — Erin Ingram teed off at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, and when she finished her 18 holes of golf, the Richmond High School senior went back to the clubhouse at New Castle’s Westwood Golf Course and waited.
Maureen Miller also had to wait, and her 9:50 tee time wasn’t much better, because the Union County High School junior was missing out on a Homecoming celebration.
Around 7:30 p.m. when every scorecard had been turned in, the wait ended up being worth it, because Ingram, Miller and Pendleton Heights’ Emily Tilton all shot 80s at the IHSAA Girls Golf regional, tying for second among individuals on non-advancing teams, and qualifying for next Friday and Saturday’s state tournament.
“It was my goal,” Ingram said. “I’m so happy, and regardless of what the scores (were) today, it doesn’t matter. You just advance to Friday and that really is all that matters.”
A change in the IHSAA rules this year allows the top three teams and the top five individuals on non-advancing teams to qualify for state, while a year ago it was just the top three teams and top three individuals.