Nina Whalen putted her way to her first Mid Am victory at Brickyard Crossing Tuesday. "It was an exceptional putting week," she said. "I made a change to my putting stroke a couple weeks ago and it has really paid off." It paid off in the way of only 24 putts during the first round for an even-par 72 to start. She finished with a 75 and 147 total to win by three over Julie Carmichael and Cara Stuckey.
Whalen finished runner-up in this event in 2009 at French Lick's Donald Ross Course and has qualified for four US Mid Am Championships, but this is the first time she was able to defeat the 25-and-older field in Indiana.
After 18 holes, the field was flighted. Fight winners were:
First - Jen Tuttle
Second - Andrea Johnson
Third - Bonnie Wohlford
Fourth - Michelle Mills
In 2011 a Senior Division was added to this event. Whalen took first in that as well, followed by Carla Windisch and then Joan Belschwender.
See complete results here