Born in Oakland, Tony Lema had a meteoric golf career that ended in the fatal crash of a private plane in 1966. He was just 32 years old. From 1962-1966, he won 10 tour events, was second 11 times, and was third 4 times. He won the British Open in 1964 and was a member of the 1963 and 1965 Ryder Cup Team. His five victories in 1964 topped those of Jack Nicklaus (4), Arnold Palmer (4) and Gary Player (2).
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: San Leandro Golf Course