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Brooke Biermann Captures Missouri Women’s Amateur Title

Brooke Biermann Captures Missouri Women’s Amateur Title

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State rising senior women’s golfer Brooke Biermann became the second Spartan to win a state amateur championship on Thursday evening when she won the 94th Missouri Women’s Amateur at Hickory Hills Country Club in Springfield, Mo.

Biermann joins classmate Shannon Kennedy, who won the 109th Michigan Women’s Amateur last week outside of Detroit.

Biermann fired a 5-under par 211 (73-68-70) to top the field.  She took the lead in the second round with a 4-under par 68 on Wednesday and closed out with a 2-under par 70 to hold on for the win.

“Today, I just played steady golf,” Biermann said. “Both of the girls I was playing with were steady too, so I was just trying to stay patient out there I was trying to focus on myself.”

After opening the championship tied for fourth place at 1-over par 73, Biermann bounced back with her 68, a tournament record thanks to five birdies, including four on the back nine.

“Golf is a crazy game,” Biermann said. “You never know when it’s your time.”

The win also earns Biermann an exemption into the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (Aug. 5-11).

“I am so excited to play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur,” Biermann said. “I’ve been to Southern Hills before and I have such good memories there, so I’m excited to go back.”

It will be somewhat a Spartan party in Oklahoma, as Biermann and Kennedy will both be representing Michigan State at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

“It’s so great that I’m going to get the chance to share that experience with Shannon,” Biermann said. “I think it says a lot for our program that we’ve got amateur champions from two states playing in it and I hope we both can make a run at it.”



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