When the end came, Inkster had made 10 birdies and an eagle in 33 holes, which is pretty impressive scoring by any standard. Thus endeth one of the country's outstanding amateur careers. Oh, there'll be a tournament or two more, but come January, Inkster plans to compete in the LPGA qualifying school, with every prospect thereafter of knocking some socks off the big ladies. Her husband, now the pro at the Los Altos ( Calif.) Golf and Country Club, will help where he can; in a way, he says, "Juli's career has become my career."
With that, everybody trooped down the mountainside, leaving it as it was before. A place—this is serious, now—where the deer and the antelope play.