84-Year-Old Woman Wins Car Sinking an Unprecedented 94-Foot Putt during Ole Miss Basketball Game Break

Afouda Fortune
Feb 26, 2020
02:00 A.M.
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Although she is an 84-year-old woman, Mary Ann Wakefield managed to make a name for herself after she won a car during Ole Miss Athletics’ competition.


84-year-old Mary Ann Wakefield made headlines after it was announced on Ole Miss Athletics’ Twitter and NY Daily News’s website that she had won a new 2020 Nissan Altima.


According to NY Daily News, Mary Ann emerged the biggest winner at the competition after she sank a 94-foot putt on the court. 

The mother of seven's win had occurred during the University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Rebels basketball match against The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide team.

Although the distance between her ball and the target was so much that she couldn’t see the target flag, the 84-year-old managed to hit the impossible-to-practice shot perfectly straight.

Her winning shot had led to celebratory screams from the crowd who couldn’t believe their eyes. 



...many have referred to the shot as ‘one of the most impressive putts’ ever seen in the history of college basketball.

Even the arena DJ, Tony the Landshark, and Ole Miss’s mascot had joined in the happy cheer. Meanwhile, Ole Miss Athletics’ tweet included a video of Mary Ann’s shot with the caption:

“94 Feet? No problem. Mary Ann walked into The Pavilion tonight for @OleMissMBB. She walks out with a NEW CAR thanks to our friends at @CannonMotors!”


Clarion-Ledger reported that a SportsCenter account had also posted the clip of Mary Ann’s shot on Twitter which had received over 11,000 retweets and over 73,000 likes from people.

The Ole Miss athletic director, Keith Carter, had even taken a moment to congratulate the winner as he told her to enjoy her new car.


Additionally, Metro UK shared that one of Mary Ann’s children, Sandra McDougall-Mitchell, later took to Twitter to celebrate her ‘amazing’ mother as she tweeted:

“...This couldn’t have happened to a better person. Mother of 7, grandmother and great grandmother. 86 yrs young.”

The site added that many have referred to the shot as ‘one of the most impressive putts’ ever seen in the history of college basketball.

Many other people have also congratulated the Cannon Motors of Mississippi Putt for a Car challenge winner while wishing her more victories.