Mary Jane Anderson-Hiestand was voted Michigan Woman Player of the Decade in 2000 by the Golf Association of Michigan.
She won in four decades on the amateur level starting with two state championships at Clarkston High School (1975-76), three Michigan Women’s Amateur titles (1990, 1995 and 2000) and a Michigan Public Links title in 1999.
Anderson-Hiestand also won three GAM Women’s Championships (1993, 2000 and 2001) and three GAM Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships (1999, 2000 and 2003), and dominated the Women’s District Golf Association with seven match play and eight stroke play championships.
She showcased her game along the way at the national level, too.
In 2017 at age 58, she played in her 43rd USGA championship and finished as the runner-up to Kelsey Chugg in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in Houston.
She has lived in Florida in recent years but continues to compete in local and national senior events, and several times has been ranked among the top senior players in the U.S.