ESCANABA - Syd Wells of Menominee is joining another Hall of Fame.
Wells has been selected to the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame. Also selected was Dave Miley, who now lives in Tulsa, Ok. Wells is the 14th woman to join the Hall of Fame, which includes such luminaries as PGA Tour stars Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly.
"I'm just thrilled to be in such rarefied company," Wells said in an email to The Daily Press.
Wells joined the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. She was a four-year golf letterwinner at Michigan State University and played on the LPGA development tour from 1983-88. She was re-instated as an amateur in 1998.
She was All-Big Ten in 1981-83 and was a second team All-American in 1983 and was named MSU's athlete in women's golf for the 1982-92 span. MSU won the Big Ten title in 1982.
Wells, 50, won 11 Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association championships and was runner-up twice, including last year when she played in the event for the last time.
She is a four-time WSGA player of the year and twice finished second. She captured the Wisconsin Women's Open championship in 2004, won the WSGA women's match play title in 2004 and 2006 and was runner-up in 2002. She also was the WSGA public links champion in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007 and runner-up in 2006. Wells was WSGA Mid-Am champion in 2010 and 2011.
Wells also won eight Northeastern Wisconsin Golf Association titles and won nine Brown County women's amateur titles.
She is currently president of the WSGA women's board of directors.
Wells starts her 2012 tourney season Sunday in the USGA Women's Pub Links qualifier at Hartford, Wis. Carley Saint-Onge of Marquette will also compete.
Saint-Onge beat Wells to win the UPLGA championship in 2011.