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Amanda Sambach

Freshman
Class
Pinehurst, N.C.
Hometown
The Cannon School
High School
5-7
Height
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Amanda Sambach - Women's Golf - Virginia Cavaliers

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• Second-team All-American by Golfweek
• Second-team All-America by WGCA

2023-24 (Junior)
• Named to the 2024 U.S. Palmer Cup Team
• A finalist for the ANNIKA Award for the second consecutive year
• Was 11th in final NCAA individual ranking
• First-team All-ACC for the third consecutive year.
• Tied for 14th at 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur
• Was 57th (3 rounds) at NCAA Championships (+7, 223)
• Tied for third at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional (-2, 214)
• Ranked No. 7 in the May 9 NCAA individual rankings
• Opened season with ninth-place finish (-6, 210) at ANNIKA Intercollegiate
• Won the Glass City Invitational by four strokes at -8, 208
• Posted back-to-back rounds of 68 at Glass City and was bogey-free her final 27 holes.
• Shot +1, 217 at Windy City Classic to finish 46th
• Wrapped up the fall with a runner-up finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate, shooting -6, 207
• UVA’s top finisher fifth at Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club (+1, 217)
• Invited to 2024 Curtis Cup practice session
• Runner up at the San Diego State Classic (-5, 211)
• Placed 19th at The Show (+4, 220)
• Finished 24th at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (+6, 222)
• Tied for runner-up at ACC Championships (-7, 209)
• Became the first UVA player to post three consecutive top-three finishes at ACC Championships (2nd, 2024, 1st, 2023, 3rd, 2022)

2022-23 (Sophomore)
• Finalist for the ANNIKA Award and WGCA National Player of the Year honor
• First-team All-America selection by Golfweek, the second Cavalier to earn first-team All-America honors
• Second-team All-American pick by Women’s Golf Coaches Association
• Her three wins set s a UVA single-season record
• Set UVA single-season stroke average record (71.31)
• Also set UVA record with 19 rounds of par or better
• Finished 54th at NCAA Championships (+4, 220)
• Tied for first at NCAA Westfield Regional, shooting -13, 203
• Became the third Cavalier to finish first at an NCAA Regional
• Had a streak of 10 consecutive rounds under par before final round at NCAAs
• ACC Individual champion where she shot ACC & UVA record -14, 202 at Sedgefield Country Club
• Becomes the third Cavalier to win the ACC individual title
• Also picked up two match-play wins in ACC semifinals vs. Lauren Walsh of Wake Forest and Annabelle Pancake of Clemson
• Finished the fall ranked No. 21 by Golfweek and No. 50 in Golfstat standings
• One of 25 players named to ANNIKA Award preseason watch list
• Won the ANNIKA Intercollegiate to open season
• Shot then career-low -9, 207
• Tied UVA single-round scoring record with opening round -7, 65 at ANNIKA
• Was seventh at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate, shooting -6, 207
• Finished 19th at the Windy City Collegiate Classic
• Selected as the ACC Golfer of the Month for September
• Opened spring with 10th-place finish at Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club
• Was 53rd at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
• Finished 5th at Georgia’s weather-shortened Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (-2, 142)
• Finished tied for 14th at Augusta National Women’s Amateur in her third appearance at the event
• Named to the 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll and the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named the 2023 VaSID state golfer of the year

2021-22 (Freshman)
• Named an honorable mention All-American by Women’s Golf Coaches Association and Golfweek
• All-ACC selection, the first Cavalier freshman to receive the honor since Beth Lillie in 2018
• Led team with 72.85 stroke average, the lowest freshman scoring average in program history
• Finished 31st at NCAA Championships
• Tied for fifth at NCAA Ann Arbor regional (+2, 215) along with teammate Jennifer O’Leary
• Was third at ACC Championships (-1, 215), her best tourney finish of the season
• Her ACC place finish was the best of any freshman in the field
• Has finished in top-25 in nine of 11 events
• Led team in rounds under par (10)
• Ranked No. 45 by Golfstat entering postseason play
• Had season-best -5, 211 at Moon Golf Invitational
• Produced that result after shooting -4, 212 at UCF Challenge
• Top 18-hole score was 69 she produced four times
• Opened collegiate career with sixth-place finish at Wolverine Invitational
• Posted best fall tourney score (-1, 215) at Wolverine Invitational
• Shot low rounds of -3, 69 in the fall at both Wolverine Invitational and The Landfall Tradition
• Participated in the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur
• Selected to 2022 VaSID All-State team where she was also the co-Player of the Year
• Named to 2022 ACC Academic Honor Roll and All-ACC Academic team

Amateur / High School / Personal
• Major is Sociology
• Advanced to match play at 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
• Helped Team USA to the Palmer Cup victory
• Recipient of the 2022-2023 John and Audrey Lewis Endowed Women’s Golf Scholarship
• Placed 17th in stroke play at 2022 U.S. Amateur and reached round of 32 in match play
• Was third at 2022 North & South Women’s Amateur in stroke play and reached semifinals in match play
• Competed at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in 2021
• Won the 2021 Rolex Girls Junior Championship
• Ranked as high as No. 27 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and as high as No. 5 for American competitors prior to signing with UVA
• Ranked No. 33 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association Rankings and was the No. 14 ranked player in Golfweek’s junior rankings when she signed with the Cavaliers
• Was the No. 8 player for the class of 2021 by Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 5 in the class according to Golfweek
• Tied for seventh at the 2020 Symetra Tour Championship while playing with an amateur exemption
• Was 11th at the Symetra Tour Championship in 2019
• Won the 2020 North & South Junior Championship at Pinehurst thanks to shooting 68 in the final round
• Competed in the 2020 North & South Women’s Amateur and the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
• A six-time American Junior Golf Association champion, she took medalist honors at the 2020 Fayetteville Open and shared the individual title at the 2020 Make-A-Wish Foundation Open
• Served as a player representative for the AJGA Board of Director
• She picked up AJGA All-America honors in 2019 and 2020 while also earning AJGA Academic All-American honors in both of those seasons
• In 2019, was a member of the winning U.S. Team at the Ping Junior Solheim Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland
• Won the 2019 AJGA Rolex Girls Championship and was the PKBGT Tour Order of Merit Champion
• Placed first at the 2019 PKBGT Invitational, the AJGA Callaway/Ollie Schniederjans Junior and the PKBGT Masters
• Took medalist honors at the 2018 Rolex Tournament of Champions
• Won three consecutive North Carolina private school Division I state titles from 2018 to 2020 while competing for The Cannon School
• Helped her high school to three state titles from 2017-19

Amanda Sambach’s Career Statistics

YEAR ROUNDS STROKES AVG LOW
2021-22 34 2477 72.85 69
2022-23 29 2068 71.31 65
2023-24 33 2358 71.45 67
Totals 96 6903 71.90 65

Amanda Sambach’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 1st, Glass City Invitational, Sept. 26, 2023, NCAA Westfield Regional, May 10, 2023, ACC Championships, April 14, 2023 and ANNIKA Intercollegiate, Sept. 14, 2022
Career Top-10 Finishes: 17
Career Best 54-Hole Score: ^202, ACC Championships, April 14, 2023
Career Best 18-Hole Score: *65, ANNIKA Intercollegiate, Sept. 14, 2022
* Ties school record
^ School record/ACC Championship record