Melissa McNamara

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Melissa McNamara
Personal information
Full name Melissa McNamara Luellen
Born (1966-05-25) May 25, 1966 (age 50)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality  United States
College University of Tulsa
Turned professional 1988
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1990-2000)
Futures Tour (1988-1989)
Ladies European Tour (1988-1989)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Other 1
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

Melissa McNamara Luellen (born May 25, 1966) is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.

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.[1]

McNamara turned professional in 1988 and played on the Futures Tour and Ladies European Tour in 1988 and 1989. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1990. She won once on the LPGA Tour[2] in 1991.[3]

After retiring from tournament golf, McNamara became head coach of the University of Tulsa's women's golf team, replacing her mother.[4] She coached at Tulsa for two years and then became head coach at Arizona State University in 2002.[5] She has coached the team to the 2009 NCAA championship and Azahara Muñoz to the 2008 individual NCAA title.

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 11, 1991 Stratton Mountain LPGA Classic –8 (71-70-67-70=278) 2 strokes United States Patty Sheehan

Other wins[edit]


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