Class of 2015
Residence: Buffalo, N.Y.
Lancy Smith is considered the best woman player to ever come out of Western New York. Growing up in a golf family, Smith took up the game at age eight and won her first N.Y.S. Women's Amateur Championship title ten years later in 1966.
Smith went on to win numerous other local and national awards and became recognized as one of the best amateur golfers in the nation. From 1970 to 1984, she was ranked in the Top Ten by Golf Digest Magazine 12 different times, 11 times consecutively including No.1 in 1980. Smith was named to the Curtis Cup team nine times, five times as a starter and four times as an alternate. The Curtis Cup team competes against the best women golfers from England and Ireland. She achieved one of her proudest honors when she was named captain of the 1994 Curtis Cup team.
More recently, Smith won the N.Y.S. Women's Senior Amateur four times in a span of five years, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002. In 2001, Smith and her sister Debby Ego won the Trans-National Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
N.Y.S. Women's Amateur Championship - 1966, 1969, 1970
N.Y.S. Women's Senior Amateur Championship - 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
U.S. Women's Open Championship - Competed in 15 U.S. Women's Championships
Curtis Cup Captain - 1994
Curtis Cup Member - 1972, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984
Women's Western Amateur Championship - 1974
Women's Easter Amateur Championship - 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974
Women's Buffalo District Golf Association - 15 time champion
Women's Golf Association of WNY - 1970, 1971, 1990
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Member - 1994