1983 was her most successful financial season when she won over $34,000. In that same year, she lost on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Lauri Merten at the Rail Charity Classic. That second-place finish represents her career-best.
In 1986, she recorded four top-30 finishes including a tie for 11th at the MasterCard International Pro-Am.
Due to pregnancy, she participated in only 11 tournaments in 1987.
Tied for 38th at the 1994 du Maurier Ltd. Classic, one of the Tour’s four major championships.
Best finish in 1995 was a tie for 33rd at the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic.
Winner of the 1979 Midwest Region Championship as a junior at Ohio State, Sams went on to capture the 1980 Ontario Amateur. She was named the Canadian Amateur-of-the-Year that same season. Sams played collegiate golf at Ohio State University for four years.
5'5"...Graduated from Ohio State University in 1980 with a degree in education... Started playing golf at the age of 13...Married to William Ralph Sams...Daughter Jennifer was born on January 20, 1988...Credits Gus Maue, Ray Stefanik and Dick Rhyan as individuals most influencing her career...Represents Henry-Griffitts.