Deborah Simourian Jamgochian '76
Deborah Simourian Jamgochian '76
Induction Year: 2013
Class: Charter
Sport (s): Golf

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Although Wheaton did not sponsor a golf team, Jamgochian earned a first-place tie in the 1975 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national individual golf championship. She ultimately fell in a four-hole aggregate playoff. Jamgochian won the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) championship during the national championship year. The list of championships is abundant for Jamgochian as she claimed the Massachusetts State Amateur title in 1974 and 1977, the EAIAW crown again in 1976 and the New England Amateur championship in 1977. After a 30-year gap of only playing locally, Jamgochian returned to the links, collecting four championships. She captured the Senior French International Open title and Senior Women’s Western Amateur championship in 2007 and the Bermuda Amateur crown and USGA State Team championship in 2008. Jamgochian also placed eighth overall at the British Mid-Amateur Championship in 2008. During that year, she was ranked third overall in the Golf Digest National Rankings in the Senior Women Amateurs division for her performances in 2007. She is also a 16-time Winged Foot G.C. Club champion.