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Samantha Swinehart
Samantha Swinehart


Lancaster, Ohio

High School:


Gamecocks Finish 13th at PING ASU Invitational

Schmelzel ties for 27th to lead the way


Gamecocks 13th Through Two Rounds at PING ASU Invitational

Schmelzel tied for 16th at 1-under


Gamecocks Tied for 10th After First Round of PING ASU Invitational

Schmelzel, Swanson finish round in the top 20


Gamecocks Set To Close Out Regular Season At PING ASU Invitational

First-round play begins Friday in Tempe, Ariz.


Gamecocks Finish Eighth, Schmelzel Third At Bryan National Collegiate

Schmelzel ties second-lowest 54-hole total for a freshman in school history


Women's Golf at the 2014 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Women's Golf at the 2014 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

  • 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 NGCA All-American Scholar Team
  • 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 NGCA All-American Scholar Team

Swinehart's Career Bests
18-hole score 68
54-hole score 217
Tournament finish T-11th
Top 10 finishes 0
Top 20 finishes 5
Played in eight tournaments, including three as an individual...Finished the year with a stroke average of 76.71...Career scoring average of 76.51 currently ranks 10th all time at South Carolina...Best performance of the season came at the Tar Heel Invitational...Finished tied for 12th with rounds of 72-76-72=220 (+4)...Came close to a second top-20 finish with a tie for 21st showing at the UCF Challenge with rounds of 71-76-74=221 (+5).

Played in eight of 11 tournaments... Finished the year with a stroke average of 77.48...Narrowly missed top-20 showing at the Bryan National Collegiate, finishing tied for 22nd with rounds of 73-75-76=224 playing as an individual...Carded a final-round 71 (-1) against a loaded field at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge to finish tied for 44th...Recorded two rounds of par or better.

Named to SEC All-Freshman Team...Played in all 11 events for South Carolina as a freshman... Led the team with four top-20 finishes... Finished freshman season with scoring average of 75.74, which ties teammate Amanda Strang for fourth in school history among freshmen...Equaled best round of the season in the final round of the NCAA Championship, shooting a 1-under-par 71 to finish off a 78-77-77-71=303 week and a tie for 55th place... Helped Gamecocks to 18th-place finish... Earned her fourth top-20 finish of the season, tying for 15th place at the NCAA West Regional with rounds of 75-71-76=222 (+6), leading the Gamecocks to an NCAA Championship berth in her first postseason appearance... Set a Carolina freshman record with a second-round 68 (-4) at the UCF Challenge...Round marked the best score ever by a Gamecock freshman and helped team to a 284 (-4), the best single round of the season and third-best in school history... Finished the event in a tie for 11th place at 217 (+1), her best of the year...Opened the year with a tie for 15th at the Cougar Classic, shooting 71-73-75=219 (+3)... Posted scores of 71 in her first and last rounds of the season... Tied for 12th at Bryan National Collegiate with rounds of 73-73-79=225 (+9).

Prior to South Carolina
Ranked No. 32 girls' golfer in the class of 2010, according to Golfweek...Competed for Lancaster High School for four years...2008 Division I OHSAA State Champion...Was named All-Ohio three times...Also named Academic All-Ohio...Won 2008 Hudson Invitational...Had six top-10 finishes in AJGA tournaments...Two runner-up finishes in 2009 on PGA Junior Series...Advanced to match play at U.S. Girls Junior Amateur in 2008...Honor roll students...Member of National Honor Society...Had a hole-in-one in seventh grade...Also played softball.

Full name is Samantha Rae Swinehart...Born October 9, 1991, in Marietta, Ga....Parents are Steve and Terri Swinehart... Her father, Steve, is a 1980 South Carolina graduate and was a reserve quarterback for the Gamecock football team from 1976-79...Her brother, Dane, plays baseball at Belmont University...Has not declared a major...Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff, team and facilities, and because it is a place she feels she can succeed academically and grow athletically.

Swinehart's Career Stats
Year Tourn. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 18 Best Finish
2010-11 11 34 2,575 75.74 68 T-11th
2011-12 8 23 1,782 77.48 71 T-22nd
2012-13 8 21 1,611 76.71 71 T-12th
Career 27 78 5,968 76.51 68 T-11th

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