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Former Duke Standout Hardin Tabbed to Indiana Golf Hall of Fame

Leigh Anne Hardin, Erica Shepherd

DURHAM – Former Duke women’s golf standout Leigh Anne (Hardin) Creavy has been inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame, which took place last week at the Bridgewater Golf Club in Auburn, Ind.  

Hardin, a 2004 Duke graduate, was a two-time All-American and four-time All-ACC selection during her time with the Blue Devils.  She helped lead Duke to 33 team victories, four ACC Championships and the 2002 NCAA Championship.  Hardin was a member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Golf Team, after compiling four wins, 11 top-five, 21 top-10 and 31 top-20 finishes over her four years at Duke.  In 2002, she claimed the East Regional Individual title.  

As an amateur, Hardin was a five-time First Team American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American and won a record 18 AJGA tournaments.  She attended Martinsville H.S., where she led her team to four straight state golf championships.  Hardin was selected as the most decorated athlete (male or female) in Indiana state history with nine state championships (four with the golf team, three individual golf titles and two with women’s basketball).  

Hardin won the United States Golf Association (USGA) U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in 1998 with a 2-UP victory over Brittany Straza.  Hardin is the godmother of 2023 Duke graduate Erica Shepherd, who also won the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.  Shepherd was there for the induction last week and the two are pictured holding the U.S. Girls’ Championship trophy they won nine years apart.  

Hardin is also a part of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as her 1997 Martinsville High School State Championship team was inducted recently as well.  

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