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Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes: Chattanooga’s Mary Agnes Morrison Fitzhugh

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Mary Agnes Morrison Fitzhugh from Chattanooga, Tenn., was at Ole Miss from 1920-24.

Mary Agnes Morrison Fitzhugh photo courtesy of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
Mary Agnes Morrison Fitzhugh photo courtesy of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

She left her mark over the next several decades as one of the finest golfers in the state in the 20th century.

She was Women’s State Golf Champion nine times – 1928, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1940 and 1941. She was Women’s Southern Golf Champion in 1932 and was also Women’s Trans-Miss Tournament medalist in 1932.

Fitzhugh qualified Low 16 for the National Amateur Championships in 1932 and 1933. She died in 1980 at age of 77.


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Courtesy of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum director Rick Cleveland, author of Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes. Cleveland can be reached at rcleveland@msfame.com.

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