Toni Wiesner, a Fort Worth resident and acclaimed amateur golfer whose victories included the 1997 British Senior Women’s Amateur, died Monday. She was 62.
Wiesner, a TCU graduate, finished as runner-up at the USGA Senior Women’s Open on three occasions, including 2008. In 12 appearances at the event, Wiesner won 40 matches, second-most in tournament history.
A four-time participant in the U.S. Women’s Open, Wiesner won multiple titles during her amateur career. The list includes the 1980 West Texas Women's Amateur, 1981 Southern Women's Amateur, 1989 Broadmoor Invitational and 1993 Doherty Cup. Wisener claimed two titles at the Mexican Women’s Amateur (1982, 1991) as well as five titles at the Women’s Texas Golf Association State Championship (1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2003).
Teaming with partner Carol Semple Thompson, Wiesner won the International Four Ball event twice (1987, 1992) and was a 14-time champion at the Dallas Morning News Tournament of Champions.
During her career, she made 11 holes-in-one.
An advocate for Special Olympics golf, Wiesner served as a member of the USGA Junior Girls’ golf committee. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her brother, James Holley, and his wife, Sue, of Keene, N.H. Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday.
_ Jimmy Burch
Below is a breakdown of Toni Wiesner’s golf achievements:
Year Tournament Finish
1980 West Texas Women's Amateur Champion
1981 Southern Women's Amateur Champion
1982, 1991 Mexican Women's Amateur Champion
1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2003 Women's Texas Golf Association State Championship Champion
1987, 1992 International Four Ball - partner Carol Semple Thompson Champion
1989 Broadmoor Invitational Champion
1993 Doherty Cup Champion
1997 British Senior Women's Amateur Champion
14 times Dallas Morning News Tournament of Champions - 14 Championship titles Champion
1980 Doherty Cup Runner-up
1990, 1996 Broadmoor Invitational Runner-up
1997, 2000, 2008 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Runner-up
2000 Women's Texas Golf Association State Championship Runner-up
1995 USGA State Team Championship - partners Carolyn Creekmore and Robin Burke - low gross 2nd place
1998 USGA Senior Women's Amateur record low qualifying score 67 and 68 for total 135 Semi-Finalist - Medalist
1999, 2004 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Semi-Finalist
2 times Women's North & South Amateur Championship Pinehurst Semi-Finalist
2002 USGA Women's Mid Amateur Quarter Finalist
2003 USGA Women's Mid Amateur Quarter Finalist
2005 USGA State Team Championship - partners Carolyn Creekmore and Mina Hardin 3rd Place
2001 USGA State Team Championship - partners Mina Hardin and Anna Schultz 5th Place
2003 USGA State Team Championship - partners Mina Hardin and Anna Schultz 15th Place
4 US Women's Open - qualified and played
11 Holes-in-one (2 in competition qualifying rounds)
USGA Senior Women's Amateur
40 victories - 2nd most match play victories in USGA Senior Women's Amateur
18 hole first round scoring record of 67
36 hole qualifying scoring record set in 1998 with a total score of 135
USGA Women's Mid- Amateur
one of only two players to appear in every USGA Women's Mid- Amateur
USGA Women's Amateur
USGA Women's Open
USGA Women's State Team representing Texas