Sara Brown
Sara Brown

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Salpointe Catholic

Birthdate:
11/25/1985


Spartan Notes: A two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection ... Owns the lowest scoring average in school history (75.63) ... Has finished in the top 10 at the Big Ten Championships in each of the last two years, in the top 20 at the NCAA Regionals twice, and competed at the NCAA Championships twice ... Finished 2006-07 season ranked 53rd in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Summer 2007: Advanced to round of 16 at Women's Western Amateur Championship ... Advanced to quarterinals of U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championships ... Finished tied for ninth at the Michigan Women's Open ... Low amauteur at Michigan Women's Open three years running.

2006-07: MSU's George Alderton Female Athlete of the Year ... One of three golfers to appear in all 13 events ... A First Team All-Big Ten selection ... Her 75.75 scoring average was fifth-best in school history ... Led team in birdies (82), sub-par rounds (4), first round scoring average (75.38) and final round scoring average (74.67) ... Tied for the team lead in even rounds (3) ... Finished in the top five in three tournaments, the top 10 in six, and the top 20 in nine ... Posted one round over 80 ... Finished fifth at the Lady Northern Invitational with a three-round total of 223 (74-74-75), helping MSU to the team title at the event ... Took 11th at the Wolverine Invitational to lead the Spartans with a 226 and 15th at the Mercedes-Benz Invitational with a 223 ... Won first career tournament at the Landfall Tradition, posting a 215 (74-69-72) ... Her second-round 69 is tied for the fourth-best in MSU history ... Earned Golfweek.com Player of the Week honors for her performance (10/30) ... Posted a second-place finish at the Central District Invitational with a three-round 215 (71-70-74) ... Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for her performance at the tournament ... Also posted a top-20 finish at the Lady Gator ... Finished sixth at the Liz Murphey Invitational with a 219 (71-77-71) and seventh at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 228 (76-78-74) ... Garnered second straight top-10 finish at the Big Ten Championships by finishing sixth with a 303 (77-77-71-78) ... Third-round 71 was her third sub-par round of the season.

Owns the second-lowest career average in MSU history with a 75.80 average.

Summer 2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... Was a semi-finalist at the USGA Publinks ... Finished as the low amatuer at the Michigan Open ... Became just the fifth Spartan named for the World University Games ... Placed third at the Illinois Open.

2005-2006: Had the lowest single-season stroke average school history at 74.18 ... One of four golfers to compete in all 11 events ... Had nine top-20 finishes, five top-10, and three top-five finishes on the season ... Was an All-Big Ten selection ... Recorded her first top-10 of the year with a tie for ninth at the Lady Northern Invitational with a three round total of 221 (74-73-74) ... Tied for third at the Lady Paladin Invitational with a score of 220 (71-71-78) ... Finished in a tie for third place with a score of 219 (72-73-74) at the Lady Gator Invitational ... Shot 1-under-par 215 (71-74-70) to finish in eighth place at the Northwestern Invitational ... Had her best finish of the season at the Big Ten Championships when she tied for second with a score of 292 (72-73-72-76) ... Shot a 227 (74-75-78) at the NCAA Central Regional to finish in a tie for 19th.

Summer 2005: Was the low amateur at the Michigan Open as she finished 10th ... Advanced to match play at the Western Amateur ... Qualified for the USGA Publinks, advancing to match play ... Competed at the U.S. Amateur Championships.


2004-05: Recorded a 77.30 stroke average, which ranks 16th on MSU's single-season chart ... One of three golfers to appear in all 12 events ... Recorded four top-20 finishes ... Tied for 17th with a 227 (77-75-75) in her first collegiate outing, the Lady Northern ... Tied for ninth at the Lady Paladin with a 220 (74-73-73) ... Placed 10th at the Buckeye Invitational with a 225 (78-72-75) ... Tied for 34th at the Big Ten Championships with a 244 ... Tied for 20th at the NCAA Central Regional with a 226 (72-79-75) ... Shot a 297 (71-77-74-75) and placed tied for 27th at the NCAA Championships.

Summer 2004: Qualified for the USGA Publinks and advanced to match play, falling in the second round ... Qualified for the Optimist .... Played in Mannheim, Germany, in Aug. at the Harder German Junior Masters.

High School: Four-year letterwinner and four-year all-state and all-city first team honoree at Salpointe Catholic High School ... Selected as the 5A Southern Arizona Player of the Year three times ... In 15 total events in 2003, she finished first (or tied for first) in 13 events and took fourth twice ... Finished her senior season with a 72.18 scoring average ... Closed her high school career with a 73.11 scoring average and set a southern Arizona record for the most matches ever won with 36 (out of a total of 52 events) ... Was the SWSPGA State Champion for five years (1996-2000) ... Won the Tucson Women's City Championship in 2000 and 2001 ... 2001 Arizona Junior Golf Association Player of the Year as well as the 2002 PGA Junior Series Player of the Year ... three-year qualifier (2001-03) for the USGA/Westfield PGA National Championship ... Took medalist honors with a 71 at the 2003 USGA Women's Publinks Sectional Qualifier in Phoenix.

Personal: Born Nov. 25, 1985 ... Daughter of Mike and Debbie Brown ... A family community services major ... Brother Josh was a golfer at Bradley University.


Brown's Career Statistics
Year	Rounds	Strokes	Avg.	18	36	54	Best Finish
2005-06	34	2,522	74.18	70	142	215	2nd - Big Ten 2004-05	37	2,860	77.30	71	147	220	T9 - Lady Paladin
Totals	37	5,382	75.80	70	142	215