|Full name||Melissa McNamara Luellen|
May 25, 1966 |
|College||University of Tulsa|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1990-2000)
Futures Tour (1988-1989)
Ladies European Tour (1988-1989)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T46: 1992|
|Women's PGA C'ship||CUT: 1990, 1992-95, 1998|
|U.S. Women's Open||T39: 1993|
|du Maurier Classic||22nd: 1996|
McNamara was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She played college golf at the University of Tulsa where her mother, Dale, was the head coach and was a member of the Chi Omega fraternity. She helped her team win the 1988 NCAA Women's Division I Championship and she won the individual title. These titles were later vacated by the NCAA due to rules violations by the track and field team.
After retiring from tournament golf, McNamara became head coach of the University of Tulsa's women's golf team, replacing her mother. She coached at Tulsa for two years and then became head coach at Arizona State University in 2002. She has coached the team to the 2009 NCAA championship and Azahara Muñoz to the 2008 individual NCAA title.
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Aug 11, 1991||Stratton Mountain LPGA Classic||–8 (71-70-67-70=278)||2 strokes||Patty Sheehan|
- "Entire Tulsa program placed on probation" (PDF). The NCAA News. November 23, 1992. pp. 13, 15. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- LPGA All-Time Winners List
- LPGA Tournament Chronology 1990-99
- Tulsa Hurricanes profile
- Tulsa's Melissa McNamara Named Head Women's Golf Coach
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