Leland I. Keyser, formerly Beckel, begins her fifth season as the Head Coach of Georgetown's Women's Golf Program. Keyser is the first-ever coach of the Hoya women's golf program, and she continues to build a program consistent with the excellence demanded of Georgetown athletics. Keyser was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year in 2003. The Women have represented Georgetown in each Big East Championship since its inception in 2002.
Keyser is a former professional golfer who played on the Futures Golf Tour from 1990-1992. From 1993 until her start at Georgetown, Keyser was the Vice-President of DIVOT, Inc., a golf event company that organizes charity golf events in the Washington, D.C area. She was responsible for securing corporate sponsorships, media relations and advertising, and tournament organization.
In addition to her charity golf work, Keyser started playing as an amateur again in 1996. She played in 5 U. S. Mid-Amateur Championships, 5 U.S. Amateur Championships, and numerous other events throughout the year. By 1999, she achieved a national ranking of #3 on the Golfweek/Sangarin Amateur Ranking System. In 2000, the USGA named her to the Curtis Cup Team which played to victory at Ganton Golf Club in Scarborough England. Highlights of her playing career include runner-up in the 1997 & 1998 Eastern Championship, semi-finalist in the 1999 Women's Southern and Women's Trans-National, and advancing to the round of 16 in the U.S. Amateur in 1998. She was a finalist in the 1999 U.S. Mid-Amateur, and played in the 2000 U.S. Open. Keyser also won the 1996 and 1999 District of Columbia Amateur.
Keyser is a 1988 graduate of The University of Virginia where she received a B.A. in International Relations. She also attended one year of Law School but left in order to pursue her golfing dream. She is a graduate of the Holton-Arms High School located in Bethesda, MD.
Keyser lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband John, the Hoyas' Assistant Coach, and two children, Alex, 11 and MacKenzie, 9, both talented junior golfers.