Welcome, Liz, to the AGA Staff
Liz Durnan is a native of Scottsdale, AZ and picked up the game of golf at the late age of 13. As most Arizona natives know, the youth in the Valley of the Sun start golfing at a much younger age. Starting at a younger age affords junior golfers the opportunity to turn their dreams into a reality whether that be attaining a golf scholarship or turning professional. Liz, however, was determined to pave that successful path for herself regardless of the age she got the golf bug.
Her hard work and determination landed her a spot on the roster with Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. She played on the inaugural team in 2006 collecting many accolades just in her freshman year. She finished first individually at Lady Bear Intercollegiate, made first-team All-Conference, received Most Valuable Player, Player of the Year and was honored with the Michael A. Nalls Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Freshman Athlete. Throughout the rest of her career she had numerous top 10 finishes, helping the Abbey to the 2010 Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship, in which she finished second.
Liz went on to become an assistant coach for Western Texas College in Snyder, TX from 2011-12. She coached both the men’s and women’s teams to respectable years. The women’s team finished 3rd place at the NJCAA National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL which was the best finish in school history. The men’s team won WJCAC Conference Championship, TX State Championship and NJCAA Region 5 Championship and were runner-up at the NJCAA National Championship. The combined teams had a total of four players named All-American and eight players named All-Conference. Some players pursued their golf careers and turned professional.
After coaching in TX, Liz became the Associate Head Women’s Golf Coach at her alma mater, Belmont Abbey. The women’s program showed improvement in tournament and player performance throughout the year and moved up in NCAA ranking.
Liz will be taking the role as Member Service Coordinator here at the AGA Office. She will be supporting members in any TPP, GHIN and any questions related to membership. She will also be involved in the event planning and coordinating throughout the year. Welcome Liz to the Arizona Golf Association. We are excited to have you be a part of the evolution and experience of the AGA.