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Aug 25, 2022

Hester Named 2022 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year

Clemson, S.C. – Clemson head coach Kelley Hester has been named the 2022 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Professionals membership.

The award marks the fourth time in her career that Hester has been named SE Section Coach of the Year (2009, 2016, 2021) at three 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 – Nicole Cavarra
Professional – Kelli McKandless
Coach – Kimberley Self
Junior Leader – Courtney Mahon

Midwest Section
Teacher – Janean Murphy
Professional – Lori Atsedes
Coach – Debbie Willams-Hoak
Junior Leader – Emily Burns

Northeast Section
Teacher – Gia Liwski
Professional – Marissa Kulig Crow
Coach – Erika DeSanty
Junior Leader – Linda Gaudi

Southeast Section
Teacher – Katie Detlefsen Dahl
Professional – Ashaunta Epps
Coach – Kelley Hester
Junior Leader – Megan Johnston

Western Section
Teacher – Jessica Quayle
Professional – Mackenzie Mack
Coach – Kathryn Barrett
Junior Leader – Taronne Atley

International Section 

Teacher – Silvina Fino
Professional – So Hyun Oh
Junior Leader – Satomi Sugiyama