Sam McNamara
Sam McNamara
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
High School: St. Anne's - Belfield


Was Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA) co-State Champion with a score of 70 (one-under par)

Finished second in conference tournament as a senior with a score of 71 (one-under-par).

Was a co-VISAA Player of the Year as a senior and sophomore

Made All-Conference Team as a Senior and All-State Team as a junior

Career-low 9-hole score: 32 (4-under)

Career low 18-hole score: 68 (4-under)


1st-place finishes:

VISAA 2018 State Championship at Meadowbrook Country Club (70 - May 2018)

Sankaty Head Caddie Tournament at Sankaty Head GC (70 - August 2017)

Woodberry Forest Championship at Woodberry School (71 – April 2017)

Richmond Junior Challenge at Providence Golf Club (70/72 – October 2016)

MAPGA Fall Festival at Wintergreen Resort (75/77 – October 2016)


Other Top-10 Finishes:

Prep League Championship at Keswick Golf Club (2nd place, May 2018)

2017 VISAA State Championship at Meadowbrook Country Club (T-3rd, May 2017)

Tour Championship at Kingsmill College Prep Tour (T-5th, Dec. 2016)

Michael Breed Junior Invitational at Independence GC (T-8th, Nov. 2016)

MAPGA Virginia Shootout at Magnolia Green GC (9th – Oct. 2016)

Northern Virginia Junior Shootout (2nd – September 2016)

2016 VISAA State Championship at Meadowbrook Country Club (2nd – May 2016)

Trained on home course of Farmington Country Club under coaches Rob McNamara and Blake Ware





Majoring in Business Administration with a Marketing focus

Favorite Athlete: Leonard Fournette

Favorite Hobbies outside of playing golf have included caddying for five years at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket Massachusetts as part of the Sankaty Head Caddy Camp, which is the last of its kind. Was a sports broadcaster for his school’s sports network during junior and senior years of high school, doing color commentary for varsity girls and boys basketball, and is a huge fan of LSU football.

Why Transy? “I decided to come to Transylvania not only because of the longstanding history of the golf and basketball program and school, but also due to Brian Lane’s legacy. I believe under his guidance, I can excel as a student and an athlete”