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May 13, 2014 > CSU East BayÕs Brown crowned WomenÕs Golf Regional Co-Champion

CSU East BayÕs Brown crowned WomenÕs Golf Regional Co-Champion

Submitted By Steve Connolly

Cal State East Bay junior Linda Brown is the co-champion of the 2014 NCAA Division II West Super-Regional after shooting 74 (+2) in the final round at Walnut Creek Country Club on May7. She is the first Pioneer golfer ever to qualify for the NCAA National Championships, finishing the tournament at 224 (+8).

The Pioneers placed fourth, falling just seven strokes short of qualifying for nationals as a team. Nonetheless, it marks the best NCAA Division II postseason finish ever for CSUEB womenÕs golf. They shot 321 (+33) in the third round to finish the week at 954 (+90).

This is the fourth tournament victory of the spring for Brown, who was in second place at the start of the day. She closed strong, shooting even-par on the back nine and scoring a birdie on the 17th hole to hang onto a share of first place. The San Leandro native, who entered the week ranked No. 38 in the nation, finished in a tie with Tarleton StateÕs Isabell Jimenez Perea, the nationÕs No. 1 golfer.

BrownÕs historic junior season will continue next week when she travels to Conover, North Carolina for the four-round NCAA National Championships on May 14-17.

Senior Andrea Castellanos closed out her impressive career with a 16th place finish in the regional. She shot an 82 (+10) in the final round for a total score of 239 (+23).

Junior Arielle Swan-Smith finished right in the middle of the 50-person field in a tie for 25th. She shot 80 (+8) on Wednesday, giving her a cumulative score of 244 (+28).

Senior Ysabel Cabreira bounced back in her third round with an 85 (+13) to finish tied for 44th place at 257 (+41). Sophomore Melissa Hosman rounded out East Bay's performance with an 87 (+15) on Wednesday and placed 43rd with a total of 256 (+40).

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