Connellsville’s Jordan Craig improved one rung in the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur at Briggs Ranch GC, San Antonio, TX. After losing in the first round in last year’s championship, Craig qualified again for match play with 78-76–154, well within the cut line of 161. She then defeated former USGA Senior Women’s Amateur champion, Joan Higgins, Glendora, CA, in 20 holes, winning the 18th hole to send the match into overtime, then triumphing on hole 20.
Craig then lost in the second round to Tara Fleming, Jersey City, NJ, 4&3. Craig, who played collegiate golf at Wake Forest University, is in the third generation of a golf family, as her mother, Judy Lynn-Craig, is also an accomplished player. Her caddie for the Women’s Mid-Am was her 90-year old grandfather, Lew Lynn, whose WPGA titles include the 1972, 1976, 1977, and 1979 Father & Sons. Attending the championship to see his grandaughter compete, once he realized pull carts were permitted for caddies, he approached Jordan about taking on these duties.She said yes and Lew did just fine, including an extra hole match.