STARKVILLE, Miss. – Fourth-year Mississippi State women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm was inducted into the Arkansas State Golf Association Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, Ark.
"This is a culmination of a lifetime of work and passion for golf," Brown-Lemm said. "I have enjoyed the golf life as a student, player, teacher, coach and even as the wife of a course developer. I am blessed to have had an amazing start given to me by my parents Bob Brown and Mary Jo Brown. Others like Johnny Myers, PGA professional in Monroe, La., and Pat Weis at the University of Texas, among countless others, have helped me tremendously along the way."
The Hope, Ark., native dominated junior and amateur golf in Arkansas. Brown-Lemm captured the AWGA Junior Stroke Championship twice, the AWGA Women's Stroke Championship twice and the AWGA Women's match three times.
She also won the 1983 girls' high school overall championship and was named Female Golfer of the Year in 1983 and 1984 by the Arkansas Gazette. She later became the first inductee into the Hope High School Hall of Fame.
Brown-Lemm won the prestigious Bubba Conlee Memorial Junior in Memphis in 1983 setting a tournament record and broke her own winning record a year later. She was named to the National Coaches Association All-America Team in 1984.
Following a stellar high school career as the No. 1 player on the Hope High School boys' varsity team, Brown-Lemm earned a full scholarship to play for coach Pat Weis at Texas. As a Longhorn, she earned All-Southwest Conference honors in 1987 and 1988.
In 1989 and 1990, she narrowly missed earning her LPGA Card at Q-School while competing on the Futures Tour.
Prior to taking over at Mississippi State, Brown-Lemm earned her first collegiate head-coaching seat at Arkansas State, where she improved the team's scoring average by 12 shots and guided two of her players to medalist finishes as well as an All-Sun Belt Individual honoree.
A Class "A" PGA Member since 1996, Brown-Lemm led MSU to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance and an Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational tournament title. The Bulldogs program has achieved every school record under the leadership of Brown-Lemm.
"I am just honored to be entrusted to lead an SEC program and to pass my experience and knowledge onto the next generation of incredibly talented Mississippi State Bulldogs," she said.
Other Arkansas State Golf Hall of Fame inductees have included the likes of Pat Weis (2004), Pat Summerall (2003), Byron Nelson (1999) and Davis Love, Jr. (1998).
Brown-Lemm is married to Floyd Lemm and the couple has two children, Parker and Paige.
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