Oregon golfer claims the USGA Women’s Mid-Am

Updated: October 1, 2022

Two-year-old Conrad Carman is much too young to realize what his mother accomplished on the Long Mean Course at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., or the reason for the ensuing celebratory trip across the state to Disney World. But Oregon native Krissy Carman will have plenty of stories, photos, articles and videos to share with her son in future years after the 2-and-1 triumph over Aliea Clark in the 18-hole final of the 35th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, as she became the first mother to win this title since Ellen Port in 2011.

The victory also earns Carman a spot in the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open Presented by ProMedica at iconic Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. It turned out to be quite a week along Florida’s Gulf Coast for the entire Carman family. Husband Mitch served as Krissy’s caddie, while her 67-year-old mother, Suzanne Peterson, who preceded her as an Oregon State University golfer, took care of young Conrad, born just days before COVID-19 shut down the country in March 2020.