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Linda Cristina (Tina) Trimble - 1988 Texas 5A High School Champion

Tina took gymnastics as a young child but never warmed to the idea of suspending her body in mid-air.  When she was 10, she entered a summer junior golf program at Champions Golf Club and became excited about launching a golf ball instead.  For her birthday, her parents took her to meet the legendary Harvey Penick, who had been her dad’s coach at U. T. Austin. 
 
After watching Tina hit a few balls, Mr. Penick said, “Find out if she likes competition because, if she does, nothing will stop her.” Harvey recognized that the competitive instinct drives people at a very young age.
 
Her wins include the Optimist Junior World twice, Little Peoples, Disneyworld Invitational, Arizona Silver Bell, Texas Oklahoma Junior and UIL State 5A Championship.  She competed in the WTGA State Amateur Championship and in 1985 was Junior Medalist and with Jessica Durbin won the Team Cup.  Twice she represented the Houston area at the PGA Junior Championship, went to the Quarterfinals of the USGA Junior Girls' Championship, qualified for the U. S. Women’s Amateur Championship on four occasions and was a five-time First Team AJGA All-American.
 
After high school, Tina played on the Furman University golf team, graduated with a degree in Accounting, sat for and passed the national CPA examination on her first try and went to work as a professional accountant.  She quickly learned that accounting and golf do not go together well because time for practicing and playing is severely limited from November to April.
 
She is currently Tax Director for Quality Technology Services, a publicly held cloud-based company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and she lives with husband Peter Monize in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she is a member of Greensboro Country Club.
 
Post submitted by Frances Trimble (Texas Golf Hall of Fame) – www.thegolfhistorian.com  
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