Women's Golf Greats To Be Honored Tuesday

CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA - Past San Jose State University women's golf greats Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst, will be inducted into the NGCA Players Hall of Fame next Tuesday, December 6, 201 at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

Inkster, a native of Santa Cruz, Calif, played at San Jose State from 1979 to 1982.  A three-time first team All-American, she captured a school record 17 individual tournament victories and finished third individually at the 1982 NCAA Championships. While at San Jose State, Inkster won three consecutive United States Women's Amateur championships. Her victories in 1980, 1981 and 1982 capped off an amazing amateur career. In 1982 Inkster was named the Broderick Award Winner signifying the top collegiate golfer in the country. Since turning professional, Inkster has enjoyed a stellar career including 31 career LPGA victories and seven major championships and has been a member of nine Solheim Cup teams. Inkster has also been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Hurst was a first team All-American honoree in 1989 and 1990. In 1989, she swept the NCAA Championships, winning the individual title and helping the Spartans bring home the team title as she made her par putt on the 72nd hole of the championship for both victories.  During her four years at San Jose State, Hurst won seven individual tournament championships. The Spartans won the Big West Championship all four years, and she captured the individual conference championship twice (1988 and 1990). Hurst was named the 1990 Big West Women's Golfer of the Year and the 1989 Honda Award winner as the year's top collegiate golfer. She won the 1986 U.S. Girls Junior Championship as well as the 1990 U.S. Women's Amateur. Hurst was named the. In 1995, Hurst won Rookie of the Year honors in her debut season on the LPGA Tour. She has six career LPGA titles, including one major, the 1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore. Hurst has also represented the United States in the Solheim Cup five times.

Inkster and Hurst become the 57th and 58th members respectively of the Hall of Fame. They also join Coach Mark Gale and fellow players Dana Dormann, Tracy Hanson and Janice Moodie as former Spartans to be recognized with collegiate golf's highest honor.

About National Golf Coaches Association

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent. 

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