Randy Lewis’ remarkable competitive career had a perfectly appropriate reward: An invitation to the Masters Tournament as an amateur.
Let the record show Lewis is on a short list of Michigan’s greatest amateur golfers ever. Twice a winner of the Michigan Amateur (1992 and 1999), Lewis was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2009. Two years later, he captured the coveted U.S. Mid-Amateur championship at age 54, the oldest ever to achieve the feat.
Then came the frosting. The Mid-Am victory earned Lewis an invitation to the 2012 Masters Tournament and capped a terrific resume.
Lewis won the Michigan Medal Play Championship three times, the Horton Smith twice and the West Michigan Amateur, Michigan Mid-Amateur and GAM Championship once. He has also excelled on the national front. Lewis competed in multiple U.S.G.A. championships including one Public Links, eight Amateurs, and 15 Mid-Amateurs highlighted by a runner-up finish in 1996 and a semi-finalist finish in 1999.
Lewis was named the Golf Association of Michigan’s Player of the Year in 1996 and 1999 and was named 10 times to its prestigious Honor Roll. For his dominant playing record, the GAM honored him as the Player of the Decade of the 1990s.
He has continued his outstanding play in the senior ranks, including twice winning the GAM Senior Match Play Championship.
Year inducted: 2009