DURHAM, N.C. – Following a stellar amateur and professional career, former Duke women’s golf standout Mary Anne Widman Levins will be elected into the New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019.
Levins will be one of four elected individuals headlining the Hall of Fame class of 2019 joining John Baldwin, Joey Sindelar and Walter Travis.
Over her four years at Duke, Levins was a three-time First Team All-America in 1982, 1983 and 1984, ACC Co-Medalist in 2018, National Player of the Year in 1984 and won a Blue Devil record 12 collegiate events. She was a two-time winner of the NYSGA Women’s Amateur Championship in 1982 and 1983. Levins competed on the 1984 U.S. Curtis Cup team and was a 36-hole qualifying medalist (147) in the 1983 U.S. Women’s Amateur. She was also the 1983 Women’s Eastern Amateur Champion at Seabrook Island Resort in South Carolina.
This year's honorees were selected by a statewide panel of electors, which included representatives of designated state regions as well as at-large electors representing the state as a whole. The formal induction will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Elmira Country Club in Elmira, N.Y.
After being ranked the number one female golfer at Duke, Levins earned an LPGA card in 1985 and joined the Futures Tour. During her career, Levins participated in the U.S. Women’s Open five times. Her best performance came in 1983, where she finished 15th as an amateur.
This is the fifth Class to be elected to the NYSGA Hall of Fame. The inaugural class was inducted in November of 2012 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. and includes Donald Allen, Ray Billows, Frederick Box, Betty Deeley, Grantland Rice and William Tryon. The second Class was inducted in October of 2015 at the Country Club of Rochester and includes John Konsek, Thomas Reidy, Donald Ross, Lancy Smith and Sam Urzetta. The third Class was inducted in October of 2017 at Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y. and includes Virginia Guilfoil Allen and Alan Foster. The fourth Class was inducted in November of 2018 at Brookhaven Golf Club in Porter Corners, N.Y. and includes Walter Hagen, Dottie Pepper, Gene Sarazen, and Willie Turnesa.
Following two years playing professionally, Levins retired from the sport to raise her family.
Information will be released later in August regarding the induction dinner and ceremony, as well as where tickets may be purchased to attend the special occasion.