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Estes-Taylor selected to Hall of Fame

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Estes-Taylor selected to Hall of Fame

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas head women’s golf coach Shauna Estes-Taylor has been selected to the National Golf Coaches Association Coaches and Players Hall of Fame it was announced today. “I feel very honored to be named to the NGCA Player’s Hall of Fame,” said Estes-Taylor.“First, I need to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity toachieve my dream of playing collegiate and professional golf. Secondly, I must thank Beans Kelly, my college coach,who had an amazing impact on my life and always challenged me tobe the bestin the classroom and on the golf course.My professional golf career did not turn out the way I would have wished, but I was given the next best gift to become a coach. I draw from my success at the University of Georgia on a daily basis as I try to instill what I learned as a player with my own team. This is a great achievement and one that I will remember for a very long time.” Estes-Taylor spent her playing days at the University of Georgia where she was both a four-time NGCA All-American and four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection. She became the first golfer in conference history to win the “Triple Crown” sweeping SEC Player and Freshman of the Year honors as well as winning the SEC Championship in 1997. She also finished fourth at the NCAA Championship that season. Estes-Taylor concluded her career holding several records including individual titles with seven including both the 1998 and 1999 SEC crowns. During Estes-Taylor’s career, she paced Georgia to 18 team titles, including three consecutive SEC titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999. The Bulldogs also finished in the top 10 three consecutive seasons with Estes-Taylor in uniform. Estes-Taylor joined the University of Arkansas as an assistant coach in 2003, helping the Razorbacks become regulars on the national college golf radar. The Razorbacks have consistently been ranked in the top 25 since her arrival, a trend that continued after she was elevated to head coach in 2007. Estes-Taylor holds a bachelor of science degree from Georgia in turf/grass management. She married Adam Taylor of Harrisburg, Ill., and the couple resides in Fayetteville. In addition to Estes-Taylor, the NGCA honored current LSU women’s golf coach Karen Bahnsen and Arizona State’s Wendy Ward this year.



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