Former KU Golfer Toalson Elected to Kansas Golf Hall of Fame
June 28, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Bill Toalson, who became the first golfer to earn a scholarship at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame. The Kansas Golf Foundation announced Thursday that Toalson and Tom Devlin will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame this fall.
Toalson, a native of Dodge City, Kan., enters the Hall of Fame in the category of Amateur Player. He won the two-man high school state championship in 1953, which helped him earn a scholarship to KU. He played three seasons with the Jayhawks, serving as the team captain in 1959.
Toalson’s grandson, Colin Toalson, will be a sophomore on the Kansas baseball team in 2012-13.
Toalson and Devlin will be elected to the Hall of Fame in the fall. Information about tickets to the induction ceremonies and banquets may be obtained from the Kansas Golf Foundation (785-842-4833, ext. 205) or (firstname.lastname@example.org).