Former OU Women's Golf Coach Dies From West Nile Virus

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:42 pm
By: News 9

A former OU women's golf coach died after a long battle with the West Nile virus.

Doug Brecht was a 22-year veteran on the LPGA Rules Team. He was hospitalized in August during the Jamie Farr Classic in Toledo, Ohio. He later was transferred to his home in Oklahoma to continue fighting the virus.

LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan said Brecht's wife told him he died peacefully Friday with his family close around him.

Brecht played college golf for Oklahoma in the early 1970s and coached women's golf at the school from 1982 to 1985. As an LPGA rules official, he was vigilant against slow play and penalized Morgan Pressel during the final of the Match Play Championship in May.

Details for his memorial service have not been released.

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