Two years ago, Kammy Maxfeldt was diagnosed with leukemia.
She put her job — head golf professional at Birchwood Country Club — on hold.
But treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering went well. And the other day Kammy won a playoff at a US Senior Women’s Open qualifier at Union League Golf Club in Cape May County, New Jersey.
Her sudden-death victory earned her the only qualifying position available for the Senior Women’s Open, later this month in North Carolina.
Kammy is 58 years old. She’s been at Birchwood for 17 years. This will be her 4th appearance in a USGA championship.
The South Jersey course was not the closest qualifying event for her. But she skipped one nearby because it conflicted with Ladies’ Opening Day at Birchwood.
“I can’t miss that!” Kammy says.
Good luck, Kammy. For all you do at and for Birchwood — and for your great comeback on the links — you are this week’s Unsung Hero!
(Hat tip: Curtis Angell. For a full story on Kammy’s qualifying victory, click here. To nominate an Unsung Hero, email email@example.com)