Lou Weddington Hart

High School Career

Meridian High School (1967-1970)


College Career

Meridian Junior College (1970-1972)

• Played on first ever men’s golf team

• Won First Women’s State Am Title (’70)

• Member Undefeated Junior College Team (’72)

• Women’s State Amateur Champion (’71)

• Recipient H.M. Ivy Award as Top Student

Florida State University (1972-1974)

• Scholarship Recipient

• Women’s State Amateur Champion (’72, ‘73)

• Played in predecessor to NCAA team Championship tournament (’74)


Amateur Career

• Won record 9 MS Women’s Golf Assoc. State Amateur Titles (’70-’73, ‘76, ‘78, ‘84, ‘89-’90)

• 10-time member MS team Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship (’93-’06)

• Quarterfinalist Women’s Southern Amateur (’78)

• Qualified for USGA National Amateur (’79)

• Medalist, qualifying tournament, USGA Women’s Mid Amateur (’87, ‘91)

• USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, 6th place tie after 36-hole qualifier (’03)

• MWGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion (’02, ‘06)


Coaching Career

Meridian Community College (1994-Time of Induction)

• 7 NJCAA Region 23 titles

• 7-time Region 23 Coach of the Year

• 1 Runner-up & 1 third-place finish NJCAA National Championships

• 3 MACJC State Championships

• Coached 12 NJCAA All Americans includingn 5 first team honorees

• Coached 4 NJCAA Academic All Americans


Special Recognition

• Two-time President MS Women’s Golf Association (MWGA)

• MWGA Edit Award recipient for major contributions to golf in MS (2003)

• Secretary of NJCAA Golf Coaches Association, present date


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Charter Member Meridian Community College Hall of Fame (2002)

• Charter Member MS Association of Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame (2007)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2007)


Did You Know?

Lou and her father Hunter George Weddington are the first father-daughter inductees in Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame history. Hunter George was inducted in 1983.

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