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Grandmother Sinks Prize-Winning Putt At College Basketball Game

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Eighty-six-year old Mary Ann Wakefield stepped onto the court during a break in an Ole Miss basketball game in Mississippi. It was one of those gimmicks where she'd get a prize if she could sink a long golf putt.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: I'll tell you what, that's looking good. That's looking really good.

KING: The ball rolled 94 feet, from one end of the court to the other.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: Ah, Ms. Mary Ann.

(CHEERING)

KING: She nailed it. The prize was a new car and a hug from the mascot Tony the Landshark. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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