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Sep 01, 2023

Hester Named 2023 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year

Clemson, S.C. – Clemson head coach Kelley Hester has been named the 2023 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year, it was announced last week by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Professionals membership.

The award marks the fifth time in her career that Hester has been named SE Section Coach of the Year (2009, 2016, 2021, 2022) 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 – Stefanie Ferguson
Professional – Melissa Hatten
Coach – Jill Trujillo
Junior Leader – Susie Redman

Midwest Section
Teacher – Molly Braid
Professional – Lori Atsedes
Coach – Stephanie Barker
Junior Leader – Denise Vermillion

Northeast Section
Teacher – Jordan Lintz
Professional – Juliet Little
Junior Leader – Megan Younkman

Southeast Section
Teacher – Cheryl Anderson
Professional – Jamie Taylor
Coach – Kelley Hester
Junior Leader – Kellie Edelblut

Western Section
Teacher – Joanne Foreman
Professional – Mackenzie Mack
Coach – Val Patrick
Junior Leader – Kathleen Robinson

International Section
Teacher – Kyung-Hae Lee
Professional – Satomi Sugiyama
Coach – Hyejin Shin
Junior Leader – WooJin Jung