Earl Bowden, inducted 2014
|Earl Bowden is one of Macon’s top all time Amateur golfers. He played the sport at the University of Georgia three seasons , 1955, 56 and 57 for the legendary Howell Hollis. One of his best amateur wins came when he captured the Southeastern Amateur Championship at the Columbus Country Club in 1966. He has won the Cherry Blossom Senior Championship three times as well as the City Senior title, and he teamed with John Marbut to win the Peach Blossom title in 1966. In addition he won a State 4 ball championship teaming with Ed Barnes in 1978 and is a six times Idle Hour Club Champion. He also captured the Super Senior Amateur Tournament Championship in Nashville Tennessee. He won the 1965 Bibb County Open Golf Tournament title by nine strokes with rounds of 71, 66 and 71 and won the 1994 Georgia Seniors Championship. In 2004 Earl captured the Society of Seniors Championship at Boynton Beach , Florida.|
Anne McBrearty Wright, a 1962 Mt. deSales graduate, began running in 1970 and then took up biking and swimming as well and entered her first triathlon in 1980. She competed in triathlons from 1980 until 2013 when she retired from competition. Anne has won or placed in her age group in over thirty marathons. She was ranked first, second or third in the nation by USA Triathlon and the International Triathlon Union every year beginning with the 35 to 39 year age group and continuing through the 65-69 age group. Anne has been recognized as a National Long Course Masters Champion, Southeast Region Master Champion, Southeast Region Age Group Champion and has been selected thirteen times an All America Triathlete. Anne has been a member of Team USA.
Following are some of Anne's personal records: Intermediate or Olympic Distance-2:13 at St. Anthony's Tampa Triathlon, April 1985; Long Course or 1/2 Ironman-4:41 at Gulf Coast Triathlon, Panama City, Florida, May 1992; Ironman-11:27:15 at Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii, October 14, 1989. Anne won or placed overall in her age group in 130 multi-sport events.(more)
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