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Aug 09, 2021

Hester Named 2021 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year

Clemson, S.C. – Clemson head coach Kelley Hester has been named the 2021 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year, it was announced on Friday by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Professionals membership.

The award marks the third time in her career that Hester has been named SE Section Coach of the Year (2009, 2016) all at different institutions.

The LPGA selects annually Teachers, Professionals, Coaches, and Junior Golf Leadership awards. Each of the six sections of the LPGA Professionals – Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Western, and International – winners are selected by the Section Officers and Section Nominating Committee Chair in each of the four categories.

Central Section

Teacher – Janean Murphy
Professional – Elena King
Coach – Courtney Mahon
Junior Leader – Gianna Augustine

Midwest Section

Teacher – Laura Patrick
Professional – Susan Fromuth
Coach – Halley Morell

Northeast Section

Teacher – Marissa Kulig Crow
Professional – Lynne Hunter
Junior Leader – Megan Younkman

Southeast Section

Teacher – Karen Nicoletti
Professional – Ashaunta Epps
Coach – Kelley Hester
Junior Leader – Charlaine Hirst

Western Section

Teacher – Kathryn Imrie
Professional – Colleen Henry
Coach – Sofie Aagaard
Junior Leader – Taronne Atley

International Section

Teacher – So Hyun Oh