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    UL Golf Athlete: Jay Hebert

    Jay Hebert
    University of Louisiana grad 1944
    PGA champion 1960

    Jay Hebert with Margaret McMillan, at the home of President Fletcher.

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    Former Ryder Cup captain Jay Hebert dies

    HOUSTON (May 27, 1997) -- Jay Hebert, captain of the 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup Team and a member in two other Ryder Cup Championships, died Sunday. He was 74.

    Hebert died at Methodist Hospital where he had been for nearly three months because of a heart condition.

    A teacher of golf for 48 years, Hebert won the 1960 PGA Championship.

    He was born Feb. 14, 1923 in St. Martinsville, La. He was a captain in the Marine Corps during World War II and received a Purple Heart on Iwo Jima.

    Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Genevieve Church in Lafayette, La.

    Hebert is survived by his wife, Barbara Janice Hebert, and two sons, Jean-Paul and Jason.

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    After UL Jay Hebert attended LSU and earned a master's degree in finance in 1948. While at LSU he led the LSU golf team to the 1947 NCAA championship.


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    Houston Classic 1961 Champion - Jay Hebert



    Birthdate: February 14, 1923
    Age when he won: 38 years, 2 months, and 10 days
    Birthplace: St. Martinville, Louisiana
    Money list finish: (5th) $35,583
    Tournament location: Memorial Park Golf Course

    Final round of 67 put Hebert into a tie with Ken Venturi ...
    On the final hole of regulation Hebert three-putted while Venturi sank a 15-foot birdie putt to send the tournament into sudden death ...
    Hebert defeated Venturi on the first hole of sudden death after an 18-hole playoff ended in a tie ...
    Hebert birdied the par 5 No. 1 hole while Venturi shot par when his drive hit a spectator ...
    Both Venturi and Hebert shot 69 in the playoff ...
    Defeated Gary Player in sudden death playoff at the American Golf Classic ...
    1960 PGA champion one year after his brother Lionel Hebert won the same tournament, becoming the only brothers ever to win national championships ...
    Ryder Cup, 1959 and 1961 ...
    Ryder Cup Captain, 1971.

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