LPGA star Natalie Gulbis headlines Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame | Golf
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SACRAMENTO, CA - LPGA golfer and Sacramento Native Natalie Gulbis headlined the 2012 First Tee Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame at the Crest Theatre that included former professional David Sutherland and amateur Angie Dixon.
"It is exciting for me to comeback to Sacramento," Gulbis told News10. "Sacramento has always been so supportive of me and my golf and I am really thankful to Sacramento for giving me a start to the game of golf and helping me get on tour."
Gulbis has played professional golf for 11 years winning her first LPGA Tour event in 2007 at the Evian Masters in France. She played in her first LPGA tournament as a 14-year old amateur in 1997, turning pro in 2001.
Sutherland joins his brother Kevin Sutherland as the only siblings in the Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the Director of Golf at Sacramento State University, playing 10-years on the PGA Tour.
Dixon is currently the Executive Director and longtime volunteer for the First Tee of Greater Sacramento. She has served as teaching professional at several area courses including Haggin Oaks and Whitney Oaks. Dixon was also a highly decorated amateur golfer.
Also honored at the Sacarmento Golf Hall of Fame, longtime golf volunteers Bob and Marilyn Hughes, and First Tee sponsor Bodycraft Collision Centers.