LAGA™ is proud to have
5 members in the Golf Hall of Fame
Inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2010
Toni Wiesner was one of the founding members of LAGA in 1989. Her accomplished amateur career is mirrored by her reputation in the amateur golf community as one of the truly gracious legends of the game. Anyone who had the privilege of playing with or against Toni Wiesner will remember her as a fierce competitor but a woman with class both on and off the course. Toni did not begin playing golf until the age of 23, but that did not stop her from being one of only two players to compete in all 22 US Women's Mid Amateur Championships prior to her death at the age of 62 in 2009. Amongst her many national victories were the following:
The West Texas Women's Amateur, the Southern Women's Amateur, the Mexican Women's Amateur (twice), the International Four Ball with her partner Carol Semple Thompson (twice), the Broadmoor Invitational, the Doherty Cup, the British Senior Women's Amateur. She also qualified to play in the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship 12 times and finishing as runner up in that event 3 times. She also holds the record established at Williamsburg, Golden Horseshoe as medalist with a total of 135 (67 & 68) a phenomenal senior record of play. In addition to her 22 USGA Mid-Am appearances (even qualifying for the event in 2009 however passing away prior to the tournament), she also qualified to play in the USGA Women's Amateur 17 times and 4 times was able to achieve the elite accomplishment of qualifying for the USGA Women's Open Championship. Toni represented her home state of Texas 4 times while playing in the USGA Women's State Team.
Her national achievements, which were many, were also matched by her local accolades including winning the Texas Women's Amateur five times and 3 runner up finishes over a 3 decade long run in the event. and the Dallas Morning News Tournament of Champions 14 times. During her career she had 11 holes in one. Toni proudly worked with children at the Special Olympics golf and for the USGA Junior Girls committee.
Toni began her golfing career while at Houston Baptist University and finished her college career at TCU. One of the greatest golfing true stories about Toni happened when she and her husband Robert lived in Houston and played at Atascosita Country Club. Toni as usual played from the men's tees; over the July 4th weekend some people heard Red Adair's Lawyer, Carol Weaver say that "no woman could beat him". Well, of course, the bet was on - $100 per hole, then $200 per hole and finally when he was down $1800 on the 18th tee, Carol pressed the bet. Toni, as always, hit a great drive and was on the green in two and Carol proceeded to dump his second shot in the water, and stormed off the course in front of the large crowd that had gathered to watch. He did however pay the backers who had set up the little "hustle in Houston".
Toni Wiesner was truly a Texas Golfing Legend and to be compared to Toni is a compliment of the highest honor.
Inducted into both the Texas and Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2010
Carolyn Creekmore's golf resume contains a long list of national, international, state and local achievements. She is a two time hall of famer, having been inducted into both the Texas and Arkansas Halls of Fame. Her international accomplishments include being named to the Senior Women's Invitational Matches, representing the United States in international Ryder Cup matches. She and her partner, Eve Lux, finished as runners up in the 1998 International 4-Ball tournament. Along with Marilyn Hardy in 1995 she also finished as a runner up in this event. Also in 1995 she won the Women's Texas Golf Association Amateur Championship. She also won the Texas Women's Amateur Golf Association's Championship in 1997.
On a national level, Carolyn has won many of the most prestigious events throughout the country. She won the 2008 Women's Southern Senior Amateur Championship, the 2009 Ione Jones-Doherty Senior Amateur Invitational Champion. Carolyn made the semi finals of this event in 2007 & 2008. Carolyn played on 6 USGA state team competitions, bringing home the bronze medal in 2005 with two of our other Hall of Fame members, Mina Hardin and Toni Wiesner. Her team of Toni Wiesner and Robin Burke won the Silver medal in 1995 at this same event. Carolyn's long winning streak became even hotter in 2003. She made it to the quarter finals of the Southern Women's Amateur, won the Dallas City Championship, the Texas Senior Women's Amateur Championship, and made it to the USGA Senior Women's Amateur quarter finals. That year she also was Runner up with Marlene Streit in the Palm Beach Polo 4-ball tournament. 2004, 2005 2006 & 2007 saw Carolyn adding to her trophy case in a very large way. In 2004 she won the Trans National Senior Women's 4-ball Championship with her partner Nancy Fitzgerald, the 2004 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship, the Texas Senior Women's Amateur Championship and finishing second in the Southern Women's Amateur. In 2005 Carolyn won the Texas Senior Women's Amateur Championship, one of her 3 victories in this prestigious state competition. She also had runner-up finishes in the North South Women's Senior Amateru, the Southern Senior Women's Amateur and made the quarter finals in the USGA Senior Women's Amateur and the Doherty Senior Amateur Invitational. 2006 brought several more trophies to the case with the North South Women's Senior Amateur championship, the Texas Senior Women's Amateur Championship (making back to back victories), and the Dallas Morning News Tournament of champions runner up.
Carolyn won the WTGA 4-ball championship with her partner Stacy Dennis in 2009. and was a finalist in the 2009 USGA Senior Women's Amateur. Her many additional quarter final and semi final placements round out a long and successful golf resume.
Inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2012
Mina Hardin was one of the fiercest golf competitors to ever be a member of LAGA. Mina began her prolific golfing career by winning the Mexican Amateur championship while barely out of her teens in 1979. She joined the Mini tour in 1982 and won the Oregon Open that year. She became the first Mexican women to join the LPGA tour and played from 1983-1989. She played in 5 US Open championships as a professional and regained her amateur status in 1991. Mina put her clubs up completely until 1994 and then qualified for her first US Open as an amateur the very next year in 1995.
Mina has played in 50 USGA championships and won the USGA Senior Amateur Championship in 2010. She was the first Mexican man or woman to win a USGA Championship for Mexico.
Her historic performance continued by winning the Texas Amateur Championship 5 times, the Texas Women's Open Championship in 2004, the Dallas Morning News Tournament of Champions 8 times.
Mina also was the Southern Senior Champion 3 years in a row, 2010-2013 and won the Trans Senior 4 ball tournament back to back in 2011-2012.
Mina's local collection of trophies is impressive with 5 straight Ft. Worth City Championships, and a matching Dallas City Championship in 2009.
Mina also finished as a runner up in the USGA Mid Am Championship in 2001 and was a quarterfinalist in that event 5 times. She followed up her USGA Senior Championship with a runner up position the next year in 2011. Mina was a quarterfinalist in the same event in 2013-2014.
Mina was selected to the Texas USGA State team event and finished as a runner up in 2011 and 3rd in 2005 in that event.
Not to be outdone on the club championship level, Mina currently holds 31 club championship wins as of 2015. Although she currently resides in California, having moved there in 2014, LAGA still claims Mina Hardin as one of our Hall of Famers.
Inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2013
10 career Hole in Ones as of the end of 2014 would alone make someone a hall of famer, but Anna Schultz has a golf resume that would put any golfer in awe of her accomplishments.
Anna was inducted in the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2013 after achieving significant achievements in the national and local golf scenes. She won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2007 and was a finalist in 2006. She has qualified for the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship every year beginning in 2005. Other USGA accomplishments include finishing as a semi-finalist in the 2011 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and a semi-finalist in the 2001 USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Anna was a Finalist in the 2000 USGA Women’s Mid- Amateur Championship as well. She finished as a Quarter-finalist in the 2007 USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, and has qualified to play in this prestigious event 14 times as of 2014 and finishing as medalist in the 1998 qualifying event.
Anna has qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship four times, in 2001, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and made it to match play in 2001 amongst the most elite amateur golfers in the world.
Anna represented the state of Texas on the USGA State Team Competition in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011, helping the team finish second in the event in 2011.
The Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship was won by Anna in 2006, & 2007 in back to back victories. Anna also finished as the runner-up in the Ione D. Jones Doherty tournament 3 times, in 2009, 2012 & 2013.
Anna’s state and local success is also awe inspiring. She has won the Central Texas Amateur Championship in 2014. She was the low amateur in the Futures Tour event held at Canyon Creek Country Club in 1998, 2000 & 2001. Anna won the Dallas Women’s Golf Association Championship 6 times, in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
Anna participated in the Dallas Morning News Tournament of Champions 14 times and won the event 4 times in 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010.
Adding to her already full trophy case, Anna won the 2012 & 2014 Texas Senior Stroke Play event, the 2010, 2011 & 2013 WTGA Eclectic Gross Championship, the 2008, 2010 & 2013 Texas Women’s Amateur Golf Association Amateur Championship and the 2013 Texas Women’s Senior Open Championship.
City championships are also included in Anna’s trophy case, amongst them the City of Ft. Worth Championship won in 2010, the City of Dallas Championship in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010.
Sharing the victories with her 4 ball partner, Jewell Malick, Anna has won the 2008 & 2014 Women’s Texas Golf Association 4- ball Championship as well as the 2013 Palm Beach 4-ball championship.
Congratulations to Kyle Stevens!
2015 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME
SMU – Kyle (O’Brien) Stevens
Kyle attended SMU from 1976-1980 and helped her team win the 1979 AIAW Golf National Championship. During that National Championship tournament, she shot a tournament low 72-74-74-72=292 making her the individual medalist (individual national championship winner). She was an All-American in 1979-80. In 1979, she was named Golf Magazine’s Collegiate Player of the Year and received the Honda Broderick Award as the nations’ outstanding female collegiate athlete. Her lowest round was a 68 at the Oklahoma Dual Match in 1977. She returned to coach SMU from 1986-1992. She was a 2003 inductee into the National Golf Coaches Association Player Hall of Fame and was inducted into the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. The SMU Women’s Golf MVP trophy given to the most valuable player is named the Kyle O’Brien MVP Award.