Williams enjoyed a successful amateur career. She was a member of the 1986 U.S. Curtis Cup Team and was low amateur in the 1986 NabiscoDinahShore. She captured the 1985-86 Southern Amateur Championship titles and in 1985 won the Doherty Challenge Cup and the Eastern Amateur. Williams finished second at the 1984 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. She also posted victories at the 1984-85 Canadian Amateur Championships and participated in four U.S. Women’s Opens as an amateur. She competed the LPGA Tour for over 20 years and had many Top 10 finishes.