Meet The Quarterfinalists October 11, 2010 By Rhonda Glenn, USGA


Alexandra Frazier, 52, Haverford, Pa.  

 Born: April 15, 1958. ... Started playing golf rather late at the age of 25. ... Was 2009 Pennsylvania Senior champ and runner-up in the 2010 Pennsylvania Women’s Senior. ... Founded WGGB, Women Golfers Give Back, a program to fund girls’ golf activities. ... Has limited USGA experience, playing in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur four times and the Senior Women’s Amateur twice. ... With husband Tom, she has a son Tim, 22, and a daughter, Liza, 22.    

Sherry Herman, 52, Farmingdale, N.J.   

 Born: April 24, 1958. ... Won the 2009 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur and the 2009 North & South Women’s Senior Amateur. ... With husband, Ben, has two daughters, Jillian, 25, and Stacy, 22. . ... Began playing at the age of 11 under the tutelage of her father and, for all practical purposes, he was her only teacher. ... Won the New Jersey Women’s Amateur from 1995 through 1998. ... One of three people to start a mobile entertainment company that has grown to be an international company with more than 100 employees. ... Enjoys spending time with her husband, learning to play bridge, shopping with her daughters and playing with her dogs. ... She’s a reinstated amateur.  

Patty Moore, 60, Charlotte, N.C.   

 Born: April 26, 1950. ... Competes frequently in USGA events. ... Won the North Carolina Women’s Amateur in 2000 and 2003 and has been North Carolina Women’s Senior Amateur champion nine times. ... Carolinas Player of the Year three times and has been her state’s senior woman player of the year numerous times. ... Inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 2009. ... Didn’t begin playing until she was 25. ... Married to Jake Moore. ... Enjoys her dogs, Crickett, and CJ, and also enjoys gardening.   

Deborah Anderson, 59, Rancho Mirage, Calif.   

 Born: April 13, 1951. ... Graduated from the University of Redlands. ... Certified Financial Planner practitioner with Anderson Financial Management Group. ... Reinstated amateur. ... Played on mini tours. ... Playing in her fifth Senior Women’s Amateur. ...Has played in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur six times. ... Played in Japan while on the mini tours. ...Began golf at age 7. Father was her greatest influence. ...Enjoys her business life. ... Likes to work out, dance and cook.   

Joan Higgins, 54, Glendora, Calif.   

 Born: Aug. 10, 1956. ... Was 2008 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion. ... In 2008 reached the quarterfinals of the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur and was medalist in 2009. ... Won every Women’s Southern California Golf Association championship. ... Three victories in the California Women’s Amateur. ... With her husband Tom, has two sons, Brian, 20, and Kevin, 18. ... On the board of the Glendora Little League. ... Graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1978. ... Enjoys playing the guitar in a praise and worship group.   

Mary Ann Hayward, 50, Ontario, Canada.   

 Born: March 10, 1960. ... Won the 2005 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. ... Graduated from Florida International University in 1983. Now Sports Development Coordinator for the Golf Association of Ontario. ... Has two daughters, Kelly, 23, and Robin, 21. ...Won four Canadian Women’s Amateurs and the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur. ... Inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2007. ... Represented Canada eight times in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. ... Began playing golf at the age of 10 and has been coach by her brother John Hayward, a professional, since 1992. ... A reinstated amateur.   

Mina Hardin, 50, Fort Worth, Texas.   

 Born: Sept. 3, 1960. ... Runner-up in the 2001 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. Medalist in that championship in 2009. ... Women’s Texas Amateur champion five times between 1994 and ’97. ... In 1979, won the Mexican Women’s Amateur. ... In 1983 became the first citizen of Mexico to play on the LPGA tour and played through 1989. ... Reinstated as an amateur in 1991. ...  Mexico’s Sportswoman of the Year in 1982. ... Married to husband Gary for 28 years. ... Enjoys working with dogs, hiking, cooking and helping out at her church.   

Claudia Pilot, 53, Austin, Minn.   

 Born: May 9, 1957. ... Graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato. ... Is a substitute teacher in Austin public schools. ... Married to David Pilot for 32 years. ... Member of Minnesota’s winning team in the 2001 USGA Women’s State Team Championship. ... Won Minnesota Women’s Amateur in 2002 and 2008. ... Runner-up in 2009 North & South Women’s Senior. ... Minnesota Women’s Mid-Amateur champion in 2003. ... Eight-time Minnesota Woman Player of the Year.  ... Senior Player of the Year three times. ... Likes to garden, work out and enjoys eating in restaurants.