Gaudi Named Golf Coach

Posted: December 20, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University has named Linda Gaudi the head men’s golf coach. Gaudi succeeds 11-year head coach Steve Loesher, who resigned after the fall season.

Gaudi, a PGA and LPGA professional, has been teaching golf for more than 12 years. Since 1998, she has served as the head coach of McLean High School’s golf team, where she led the Highlanders to a school-best 5-2 record in 1998. She also has been working as an assistant golf professional at the Country Club of Fairfax, the home golf course of the Patriots.

A 1981 graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Gaudi has worked in golf clubs throughout Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia. She turned professional in 1984, and placed seventh in the LPGA Teaching Division Sectional Tournament in 1990. She has participated in several golf tours, including the 1991 LPGA Tour, competing in the Phar-Mor Classic. This year she was named the Northeast Section LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division 1999 Professional of the Year, and is now eligible for the national award.

“Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position,” says athletic director Tom O’Connor. “We are confident she will maintain the highly competitive tradition of the George Mason golf program.”

Gaudi will guide a young team, including six freshmen, into the 2000 spring season. The Patriots, who have been top-10 district finishers in nine of the last ten years, will compete in five tournaments. They open their spring season at the William & Mary Invitational on March 5.

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