Mina Hardin, Fort Worth
Hardin, 40, was victorious in the Texas Amateur for the fourth time in the last five years. The defending champ at Mira Vista Country Club since 1997 and at Shady Oaks Country Club since '99, Harden, a former pro who regained her amateur status in '91, was the first Mexican citizen to play on the LPGA tour, in 1984.
Claudeen Lindberg, Atlanta
Lindberg, 61, beat Shannon Silvernail of Macon in a playoff to become the oldest winner of the state Women's Amateur. Lindberg is the reigning champ at Cherokee Town and Country Club since '90, the year she began playing. The former tennis pro reached the quarterfinals of this year's U.S. Senior Women's Amateur.
Frank Vana Jr., Shrewsbury, Mass.
Vana, 38, shot an even-par 142 at Sterling Country Club to beat Brendan Hester of Worcester to win his second straight state Mid-Amateur. An insurance salesman, Vana was the state's top-ranked amateur in '94 and '95, and was named the Massachusetts Golf Association player of the decade.