Credits Ed Oldfield and her father Joe as the individuals most influencing her career...Was a 1986 recipient of NCAA Academic All-America honors...Named head women’s golf coach at the University of Florida in 1998…Lists her tie for second at the 1986 LPGA Qualifying Tournament as her greatest thrill in golf...LPGA Player Council member in 1988-89...Married Bob Hinton on Nov. 24, 1990... Competed on the LPGA Tour as Jill Briles from 1987-90…Gave birth to her first child, son Robert Jack (Bert) Hinton, Jr., on Aug. 6, 1996…Actively involved with LPGA Junior Golf Clinic program...Enjoys all sports, cooking and music...Has two dogs that travel the Tour with her - Pepper and Onyx, black miniature schnauzers…Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
In 1998, best finish of the season was a tie for 24th at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural. She was named head women’s golf coach at the University of Florida.
In 1997, tied for sixth at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship for her best finish of the season.
In 1996, competed in just eight tournaments due to the birth of her son; top finish was a tie for 14th at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
In 1995, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Toray Japan Queens Cup; tied her career-low score of 66 during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open.
In 1994, tied her career-best finish of a tie for second place at the Children’s Medical Center Classic, where she lost on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Maggie Will.
In 1993, top finish was a tie for fifth at the Minnesota LPGA Classic.
In 1992, tied her career-low score of 66 during the second round of the PING Welch’s Championship, where she finished fourth.
In 1991, season-best finish was a tie for 30th at the Jamaica Classic.
In 1990, posted her career-low score of 66 during the second round of the MBS LPGA Classic; season-best finish was a tie for sixth at the LPGA Corning Classic.
In 1989, had two top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for third at the Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Open.
In 1988, tied for second at the Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Open.
In 1987, as a rookie, posted a tie for second at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
Briles-Hinton was a collegiate player at the University of Miami, where her team earned runner-up honors at the 1986 NCAA Championship and, individually, she finished in a tie for seventh. Briles-Hinton was the medalist at the 1986 Women’s Western Championship. The Illinois native was the medalist at the 1981 Trans-National Championship and took medalist honors for three consecutive years at the Sectional Qualifying Tournament for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship (1982-84). In 1984, she claimed medalist honors at the Broadmoor Invitational and was a semifinalist at the Women’s Southern Amateur Championship.