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LPGA Section of the Year Award Winners Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership has selected the recipients of annual section Teacher, Professional, Coach and Junior Golf Leadership awards. Each of the six sections of the LPGA T&CP—Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Western, and International—winners are selected by the Section Officers and Section Nominating Committee Chair annually in each of the four categories.

The LPGA T&CP National Awards Selection Committee will select the overall national award winner in each category from among the section award winners. The national winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2015 LPGA T&CP section award winners are as follows: *Indicates an LPGA Teacher who has provided instruction at LPGA Golf Clincis for Women. Central Section Teacher of the Year – Sue Wieger Coach of the Year – Kimberley Self* Professional of the Year – Kristie Fowler Junior Golf Leadership – Sally Krystyn* Midwest Section Teacher of the Year – Maria Palozola Coach of the Year – Stephanie Barker Professional of the Year – Pay Gray Junior Golf Leadership – No Recipient

Northeast Section Teacher of the Year – Jane Frost* Coach of the Year – Sarah Doell Professional of the Year – MJ Smith Junior Golf Leadership – Stacy Miller Arndt

Southeast Section Teacher of the Year – Anne Marie Goslak Coach of the Year – Christa Teno Professional of the Year – No Recipient Junior Golf Leadership – Sheryl Maize*

Western Section Teacher of the Year – Alison Curdt* Coach of the Year – Mary Ritchie* Professional of the Year – Debby King Junior Golf Leadership – Jennifer Alexander

International Teacher of the Year – Jiyeon Lee Coach of the Year – Hyejung Shin Professional of the Year – No Recipient Junior Golf Leadership – Meeryoung Cha

About the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

More than 1,600 strong, LPGA T&CP members are dedicated to the advancement of golf and serve throughout the golf industry as head professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, directors of golf, owners of golf schools and facilities, golf administrators, college and high school coaches and more.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone presented by Volvik, and LPGA Golf Clinics for Women.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, log on to

Media Contact: Annie Moore, LPGA T&CP Communications Coordinator, 386-274-6293.

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