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Kate Golden

Jasper native Kate Golden and ten other former student-athletes at the University of Texas have been inducted into the school’s Texas Athletics Hall of Honor. Induction ceremonies were held Friday evening in the LBJ Auditorium and Conference Center on the University of Texas Campus.

Golden is the current women’s golf Associate Head Coach.

She played on the UT golf team from 1986 to 1989 and was a second-team All-American and three-time All-Southwest Conference first-team selection. Golden then enjoyed a successful 18-year career in the LPGA.

In 2020, Golden was selected as a member of the assistant coaches squad on the United States team at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup. The collegiate tournament was played on the links at Ireland’s Lahinch Golf Club.

Kate Golden is the daughter the late Judge Joe Bob Golden and his wife Susan. Judge Golden was also a member of the University of Texas Golf Team, and he and Kate have the distinction of being the only parent and child to have won individual championships in Southwest Conference history.