Mount Pleasant, Mich.
At A Glance
Finished her career with a 79.25 scoring average (4,200 strokes in 53 rounds).
2010-11 - Senior
Compiled a 78.31 scoring average in five tournaments (1,253 strokes in 16 rounds) ... Posted a career-high finish by tying for 10th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 226 (77-73-76) ... Was a member of the starting lineup at the Big Ten Championships and helped MSU to its ninth Big Ten title in school history; tied for 32nd at the event with a 310 (80-74-77-79).
Capped an impressive summer by claiming the 19th annual Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Women's Championship held at Forest Akers West in August with a two-round score of 146 (70-76) ... Won the 94th annual Michigan Women's Amateur in July at the St. Clair Country Club, defeating incoming Spartan freshman Christine Meier in the final round of match play, 4 & 3 ... Advanced to the finals earlier by defeating Lindsey Lammers, 1 up, in the semifinals ... After tying for second in stroke play, Brehm defeated Kelly Hartigan in the first round of match play, 3 & 1, Alainna Stefan in the second round, 2 & 1, and Meagan Bauer in the quarterfinals, 2 & 1, before topping Lammers in the semifinals ... Tied for 16th with a 224 (77-76-71) at the Michigan Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort.
2009-10 - Senior
Competed in seven tournaments and averaged 78.32 in 22 rounds of play ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Named to the NGCA All-Scholar Team ... Season-high 24th-place finish at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a season-low 228 (73-76-79) ... Tied for 35th at the Lady Northern Invitational after shooting a 231 (82-72-77) ... Qualified for the starting lineup in the Central District Invitational (236) and the Liz Murphey Collegiate (244) ... Helped the Spartans win the Gator Invitational by tying for 33rd with a 229 (75-79-75) at the event ... Took 44th at the Lady Buckeye Invitational ... Tied for 32nd at the Big Ten Championship with a 308 (80-73-75-80).
Finished second in the Michigan Women's Amateur ... Nearly claimed the tournament title, falling 1-up in the final round of match play ... In the championship match, Brehm was one up on the par-five 17th hole, but Britney Hamilton came back to win holes 17 and 18 to win the tournament ... Brehm advanced to the match play portion of the tournament by tying for 16th with a 162 (82-80) during two rounds of stroke play ... Once advancing to the round of 32 match play, the 17th-seeded Brehm defeated No. 16 Katrina Templar, 3 & 2, then upset top-seeded Elise Swartout in 19 holes ... In the quarterfinals, Brehm topped eighth-seeded Christina Cibrario, 6 & 5, before beating No. 13 Gabrielle Yurik in the semifinals, 3 & 2 ... Brehm also qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links ... Brehm qualified for the links after placing first in sectional qualifying with a score of 71 at College Fields in Okemos, Mich. ... Tied for 27th at the Michigan Women's Open; was tied for the fifth lowest amateur score ... Tied for sixth at the GAM Women's Championship.
2008-09 - Sophomore
Competed in five tournaments and averaged an 81.25 in 15 rounds of action ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Qualified for the starting lineup in the Mary Fossum Invitational and finished in a tie for 54th ... Also earned a spot in the lineup at the Lady Northern Invitational, tying for 34th with a score of 237 (79-78-80) ... Placed fourth on the team and 33rd overall in her first career appearance at the Big Ten Championship with a 322 (84-79-81-78).
Qualified for match play in the Michigan Women's Amateur.
2007-08 - Freshman
In her collegiate debut, tied for 54th as an individual at the Mary Fossum Invitational.
Advanced to match play at Women's Western Amateur and Michigan Women's Amateur ... Finished in a tie for 45th at the Michigan Women's Open.
Competed in Michigan Women's Amateur and Michigan PGA Women's Open.
Tied for 17th at 2005 Michigan Girls Junior Championship ... Finished 12th at 2005 Michigan Women's Amateur Championship to qualify for match play ... Won 2004 Michigan Girls Junior Championship in 14-15 year-old division and qualified for match play.
Four-year letterwinner for Mount Pleasant varsity golf ... Named team captain for junior and senior year ... Team captured conference title twice ... MVP of Saginaw Valley League as senior ... First team all-conference on three occasions ... Two-time honorable mention all-state ... Stroke average of 80.0 as a senior ... Lettered in basketball as a junior.
Born Sept. 2, 1988 ... Daughter of Mike and Debra Brehm ... Brother, Ryan, a 2008 graduate, was an All-American on the Michigan State men's golf team and is now an assistant coach on the men's team at MSU ... Major is dietetics.
GETTING TO KNOW NATALIE BREHM
When did you first start playing golf?
Freshman year of high school, I was 14.
What course did you learn to play on?
The Pohlcat golf course in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
I really enjoy playing the Pohlcat but I would have to say Arcadia Bluffs has a spectacular view of Lake Michigan!
Favorite golf memory?
Winning the 2010 Michigan Women's Amateur after being runner up the previous year. Also, after winning the amateur a few weeks later I won the 2010 Michigan GAM Championship!
Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
All of the memories I will take away from this experience. I have been so fortunate to have this opportunity to play on one of the best college teams in the country. I have built so many new friendships and have had the opportunity to travel around the country to play golf. I have had so much support from my teammates and coaches who all have made it possible for me to improve as a player over these past four years.
The Wizard of Oz
Favorite TV show?
Favorite club and why?
I am not sure I really have one. I guess it's because whatever club is in my hand is my favorite at the time!
Favorite thing to do besides golf?
I really love being with my family
On my iPod right now is?
I was just listening to "Just a Dream" by Nelly!
Favorite article of clothing?
I guess whatever I have on!
I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
Probably just after I started playing golf! My brother Ryan is my main competition!
What's your major and why?
Dietetics because I wanted to choose a major that would provide me with skills I would need to help others.
In 10 years, I will be...
Working in some type of clinical setting, have a family and still just trying to reach whatever goals I have set for myself.
I would really love to see the Egyptian pyramids in Egypt so it would probably consist of time spent in Giza or Cairo.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
Close to my family but they would have to move to North Carolina!
If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
Augusta National Golf Club