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MSU's Gallagher follows footsteps of parents in golf

May 21, 2014

Mississippi State women's golfer Mary Langdon Gallagher hits a putt. (Photo submitted by MSU media relations)

Golf is a family tradition for Mary Langdon Gallagher.
The Mississippi State senior has always been reminded of what her mother and father did on the golf course, both in college and in the professional ranks.
Her father Jim played in three NCAA championships, while her mother Cissye played in three while at LSU. Her father also played on the PGA Tour and was a member of a Ryder Cup and President's Cup teams. He also racked up seven professional wins. 
Gallagher is making her second appearance in the NCAA Championships this week as the Bulldogs are competing in Tulsa, Okla.
Gallagher wanted to play in as many as her parents, but doing something they couldn't like winning a national championship or playing in more amateur events is in her control.
"It's pretty awesome," Mary Langdon said. "My parents both played in three NCAAs, so I've always wanted that opportunity. Now this is my second one.
"I've always wanted to do as well as they have. I've set goals of winning 12 state amateurs, more than my mom has."

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