On rare occasions at basketball games, the half-time antics can be just as exciting as the game itself.
In Mississippi, an 86-year-old Ole Miss fan named Mary Ann Wakefield sent the arena into hysterics when she sunk a 94-foot putt for a new car.
94 Feet? No problem. Mary Ann walked into The Pavilion tonight for @OleMissMBB. She walks out with a NEW CAR tha… https://t.co/Hq20pe6AOi— Ole Miss Athletics (@Ole Miss Athletics)1582430921.0
No one could believe Mary Ann had sunk such an improbable shot.
Ole Miss fans go crazy as fan makes 94-foot putt to win a new car https://t.co/YT8yDeNEMC— SEC Football News (@SEC Football News)1582472132.0
Mary Ann made @SportsCenter, as well she should! ❤️💙 https://t.co/3wtJRyJT4q— The Rebel Walk (@The Rebel Walk)1582474882.0
Wakefield's family sounded off on Twitter, congratulating her.
My mom is AMAZING. She just won a car with a 94 ft putt at the ole Miss basketball game!! https://t.co/ITLffVdO6p— Sandra McDougall-Mitchell (@Sandra McDougall-Mitchell)1582431694.0
My grandma just won a car for sinking a 94ft putt at an @OleMissMBB game. Look at that pure joy on her face. L E G… https://t.co/UC8aaydjYP— Anastacia Darby (@Anastacia Darby)1582429372.0
The Bob Barker Inspirational Putt still doing wonders all these years later. https://t.co/TTUw2i3AKl— Jamie Peklicz (@Jamie Peklicz)1582475952.0
This moment won't be forgotten by the Wakefield family anytime soon.
@OleMissSports @OleMissMBB @CannonMotors Was behind her and I knew at half court it had a chance.. what a beautif… https://t.co/AJzBrlVwSJ— #listentooo (@#listentooo)1582435066.0
I attended this game and couldn't believe she sank this across the court putt. https://t.co/EWcgaHYw5L— John Boggan (@John Boggan)1582469080.0
On Twitter, the clip quickly went viral and verified users offered their praise.
Nice putt, Mary Ann! https://t.co/TWqCumgrId— Ricardo Fort (@Ricardo Fort)1582474971.0
When you sink a putt 10 feet longer than your age is pretty good. When you're 84, it's terrific!!!🥳🤣 https://t.co/YEAdmU21T0— The Katy Bugman (@The Katy Bugman)1582551970.0
84 years old. 94 ft putt for a new car. Absolute beast mode. (vid via @OleMissMBB) https://t.co/3leDLcyexA— Maria Martin (@Maria Martin)1582474437.0
Never count out a woman just because she's an octogenarian.
@TheEllenShow this couldn’t have happened to a better person. Mother of 7, grandmother and great grandmother. 86 yr… https://t.co/kCAzqqOY4G— Sandra McDougall-Mitchell (@Sandra McDougall-Mitchell)1582475585.0
@SandraMcMitch That was so amazing!!! Congrats to her. She needs to make a magnet for the side of her car, “I won t… https://t.co/3j43ccrqck— Jill Bare (@Jill Bare)1582477508.0
This amazing event was just the pick-me-up many people online needed.
Congratulations, Mary Ann! Enjoy your new car—you earned it!