Sam Straka
blank Sam Straka
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Valdosta, Ga.

High School:
Lowndes

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Birthdate:
05/01/1993

2012-13 (Sophomore Season):

• Saw action in six events, highlighted by his first career victory in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship.

• Shot a third-round 8-under 64 in the Brickyard to match the second-lowest round in school history and to set the course record.

• Also notched a top-10 effort in the two-team Bulldog Battle at Mountain Lake.

• Named as a men's golf representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2011-12 (Freshman Season):

• Saw action in four events: the Northeast Tri Match, the Brickyard Championship, the Puerto Rico Shootout and the Linger Longer Invitational.

Amateur/Junior Highlights:

• Helped lead Austria to a second-place finish in the 2011 European Boys Team Championship.

• Finished 12th in the 2010 Footjoy Invitational.

• Had a top-20 finish in the 2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions.

• Made it to the second round of match play in the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur.

• Finished second at the 2009 AJGA Ringgold Telephone Company Open.

• Finished fourth in the 2010 AJGA Exide Technologies event.

• Recorded several victories on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour from 2007-09.

• Captured the 2009 Southeastern Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions.

High School:

• Graduated from Lowndes High School.

• Helped Lowndes win the 2011 Class 5-A state title and was the individual runner-up.

• Named to the All-State Team.

Personal:

• Born May 1, 1993.

• Son of Peter and Mary Straka.

• Twin brother, Sepp, is also a golfer for the Bulldogs.

• Majoring in International Affairs.

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