2008-09: Posted four top-25 finishes while shooting four strokes better than her career average heading into the season...Season stroke average of 75.64 ranked third on the team but average versus par (3.91) was second-best...One of two Lady Vols to compete in all 11 tournaments...Posted four rounds of par or better with her career-best round of 69 coming during the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Classic...Earned NGCA Academic All-America and SEC Honor Roll accolades for the third straight year...Had a phenomenal postseason...Led Lady Vols at SEC Championships by tying for sixth with a career-best total of 74-72-71=217 (+4)...Shot an 11-over-par 221 in the NCAA East Regional, finishing t23rd to help Tennessee place third and qualify for the NCAA Championships...Was the highest-finishing SEC golfer at the NCAA Championships with a score of 72-75-77-74=298 (+10), netting her a tie for 16th place...Placed among the top-four Lady Vols at every tournament...Fired 230s at both the Arizona Wildcat Invitational and the Bryan National Collegiate, finishing t38th and t35th, respectively...After opening with a 69, carded a 220 (+4) total to tie for 19th at the Mercedes-Benz...Had 79 birdies which was tops on the Lady Vols, eighth-best in the conference and 42nd in the country...Notched her first career hole-in-one at the SEC Championship on the par-three, 140-yard 11th hole at Cobblestone Golf Club in Blythewood, S.C.
2007-08: Competed in all but two tournaments while earning NGCA Academic All-America and SEC Honor Roll accolades for the second straight year...Shot a career-best 74 on the final day of the SEC Championships to tie with Marci Turner for the top score on the team...Had two eagles on the season to tie for team lead with Turner...Fired rounds of 77-81-76=234 for the best three-round total of her career at the season-opening Cougar Classic where she tied for 69th...Followed her career-best performance up with a 238 at the Lady Tar Heel to tie for 81st...Placed 62nd at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic where each of her rounds (80-80-80=240) counted toward the team score...Carded a 78-78-79=235 to tie for 86th at UCF Challenge...Tied for 46th at the SEC Championships (241) and tied for 102nd at the NCAA East Regional (250).
2006-07: Awarded a spot on the NGCA Academic All-America Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll...Tied for 66th with matching 240s in two consecutive tournaments, the Lady Tar Heel Invitational and the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships...Score of 240 was her lowest three-round total...Started the year at UT's first tournament of the season, the Cougar Classic, tying for 80th with a 241...Played in seven tournaments for the Lady Vols, three of which were as an individual...Had the opportunity for her numbers to count toward the team total in four tournaments...Shot best round score of 78 on five occasions, including twice at Mercedes-Benz...Placed 87th with a 170 after two rounds at the Auburn Derby...Placed 71st at the first tourney of the spring season, the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, and 75th at the Sun Trust Lady Gator...Was 99th with a score of 249 at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in golf at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas...Helped her team to two pairs of second-and third-place finishes in state competition...As an individual, claimed the state title by seven strokes with a 137 total as a junior and runner-up honors in 2006, while placing in the top 10 her freshman and sophomore seasons...Earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors four years.
AMATEUR: In the summer of 2009, Brown advanced to the round of 16 at the TRANS Amateur Championship in Loudon, Tenn....Also competed at the 2009 Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship, where she earned the No. 6 seed after carding a 75 during the qualifying but bowed out in the first round of match play...Qualified and made cut at the Duramed FUTURES Tour Jalapeno Classic in 2005...Finished in the top 10 in five AJGA tournaments, including top honors in the 2003 Nike Junior Golf All-Star Classic at Kingwood in Kingwood, Texas...Led the field after each round at Kingwood to finish with a 20-over par 238...Earned second-place finishes at the Las Vegas Founders Tournament and Justin Leonard Team Partnership in 2005...Finished ninth at the 2004 Arizona Silver Belle...Tied for 20th place in the 2005 McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship...Nominated for the Junior Golfer of the Year award by the Southern Texas Professional Golf Association in 2005...Was the Championship Consolation Flight Runner-up at the 2007 Texas Women's Amateur Championship.
PERSONAL: Majoring in public relations and minoring in business administration...Has two siblings, Haley, 23, who played golf at The Ohio State University, and J.J., 19...Lists her father as her biggest sports influence...Would like to play professionally on the LPGA Tour...High school teammate of University of Louisville's Daphne Parker...Virginia Lauren Brown was born on May 26, 1988, in Austin, Texas...She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Leslie Brown.
|Rounds of Par or Under||Four|
|Low Round||69, 2008 Mercedes-Benz|
|Low Tournament (54 holes)||217; 2009 SEC Championship|
|Best Finish||t6th, 2009 SECs|
|NGCA Match Play||t45th||77-74=151|
|Lady Puerto Rico||t47th||80-81-76=237|
|Bryan National Collegiate||t35th||77-77-76=230|
|NCAA East Regional||t23rd||73-73-74=221|
|Low Round - 69 (Mercedes-Benz)|
|Low Total - 217 (SEC Championships)|
|Lady Tar Heel||t81st||84-76-78=238|
|Bryan National Collegiate||t78th||81-83-83=247|
|NCAA East Regional||t102nd||82-81-87=250|
|Low Round - 74 (SEC Championships)|
|Low Total - 234 (Cougar Classic)|
|Lady Tar Heel||t66th||79-83-78=240|
|SunTrust Lady Gator*||75th||78-84-81=243|
|Low Round - 78 (Five times)|
|Low Total - 240 (Two times)|