Spencer Levin took a 'warmup event' in at the amateurgolf.com Livermore Valley Championship in January, before starting his season at the University of New Mexico. He won that event, at Wente Vineyards, and went on to a succesful Spring college season.
In the summer, the name Spencer Levin was vaulted to the National spotlight. He not only made an ace on National television at Shinnecock Hills, he more importantly tied for 13th at the U.S. Open, the highest finish by an amateur in 33 years.
Less than a week later, he captured the CGA (State) Amateur, defeating Buzz Peel in the final match at Pebble Beach by a margin of 4 and 3.
The following week, Levin won the Scratch Players Championship at Bayonet GC by 10 shots. He also won the prestigious Porter Cup at Niagara Falls CC and finished second at both the Southern Amateur in Tennessee and the Pacific Coast Amateur in Oregon.
In August, Levin won the NCGA Amateur Match Play for the second time, trouncing Terry Foreman, 11 and 10, in the final match at Spyglass Hill.
The following week, Levin advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur at Winged Foot, and finished the season as the 2nd ranked amateur (US Amateur and Publinx Champion Ryan Moore was No. 1) in the country.
In the fall, Levin was part of the winning US Team in the World Amateur Championships, and he had a successful fall season at the University of New Mexico.