3 standout golfers recognized by the El Paso Golf Hall of Fame

El Paso Golf Hall of Fame

Three standout golfers were inducted Wednesday to the El Paso Golf Hall of Fame.

Cameron Doan, Rich Mayo and Jennifer Delgadillo were recognized at the at El Paso Country Club.

Doan is the long time Head Professional at the prestigious Preston Trail Golf Club outside Dallas. He played collegiately for UTEP Miner and served as head professional at El Paso Country Club. Doan was a four-time All-State player for Roswell high, winning the 3-A state title in 1985 and losing in a playoff in 1986. After playing four years at UTEP where he was named Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1981, Doan turned to professional golf. He spent seven years in the El Paso Country Club Pro-Shop winning Sun Country Sectional titles and being named Teacher of the Year in 1997 and Merchandiser of the year three times.

While serving as Head Professional at Preston Trail, Doan has received numerous awards and qualified for the PGA TOUR’s AT&T Byron Nelson Championship three times. Ten of Doan’s assistants have gone on to become Head Professionals and he has taught some of the games best players including tournament winners Rich Beem and Kristi Albers.

Rich Mayo is an El Paso native who attended Andress High School where he played varsity golf for four years and was named both All City and All District in 1986 and 1987. Mayo played three years at UTEP before transferring to the University of Oklahoma for his senior season. In 1992, he was a win away from a Masters invitation but lost in the finals of the USGA Pub Links. In 1991 he had made it to the Pub Links Quarterfinals. Mayo is a veteran of local tournaments including a win at the Vern Valdez, a second place finish at the Edward-Zuloaga and third place in the City Championship.

Mayo turned to the PGA Tour as a caddie for fellow UTEP golfer, Paul Stankowski and they teamed to win the Sony Open in 1997. More recently, he has paired with Scott McCarron to win 5 times on PGA Champions Tour.

Jennifer Delgadillo is a native El Pasoan, who played high school golf at Irvin. She was the District champion her senior year and qualified as an individual for regionals in Lubbock. During the summer of 1991, Jennifer won four junior events and earned a scholarship to UTEP where she earned All Conference Honors in 1996. She has won the City Women’s Championship twice in 2008 and 2016 with numerous runner-up finishes. Jennifer set a tournament scoring record of 67-64 in the 2018 victory. Jennifer has qualified for 9 USGA women’s Mid-Am events and three USGA Pub Links Championships.

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