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June 1-4, 2016

 
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RESIDENT  $850

 

Coaches

Coaches

 

Josh Brewer

 

Head Coach

   

Head Coach- Josh Brewer

As a senior at Indiana University, Brewer birdied the final two holes to finish second individually and help the Hoosiers secure a one-stroke victory at the 1998 Big Ten Championships. While Brewer did not know so at the time, the event was the final tournament in both his career and that of legendary coach Sam Carmichael.

 

"That was the last year that a conference championship didn't earn you an automatic bid to the NCAAs," Brewer said. "We were `on the bubble' and thought winning the Big Tens would get us in, but it didn't. Obviously, I was disappointed at the time, but to look back at it now, it was a pretty neat way to wrap up my career as a college golfer."

 
After winning the 1998 Indiana State Amateur crown later that summer, Brewer quickly moved into the business world. He accepted a position as a financial advisor with Linsco/Private Ledger in Indianapolis.

 
Three falls later, Mike Mayer, who moved from assistant to head coach of the IU men's team after Carmichael retired and also Brewer's childhood golf instructor, asked him to return to campus to share his experiences in golf and school and the transition to professional life with the current team.

 
Brewer agreed and planted a seed with Mayer to keep him in mind if he heard of any coaching opportunities. Ironically, an opening as assistant coach at Indiana arose soon thereafter and Brewer in March 2002 returned to his alma mater - where he had been an All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten performer.

 

Brewer helped the Hoosiers enjoy very solid success over the next six seasons. Indiana was represented in NCAA competition each of his six campaigns with the team. After competing in NCAA Regionals in 2004, 2005 and 2006, the Hoosiers returned to the NCAA Championships as a team in 2008, their first appearance since Brewer's sophomore year in 1996.

 

All told, Brewer helped coach two All-Americans, three Big Ten Players of the Year honorees, two Palmer Cup members, one Walker Cup member and four scholastic All-Americans.

 

In 2008, Brewer ventured from his Midwestern roots to become assistant coach for both the men's and women's golf teams at Southern Cal. Brewer and both golf programs thrived in L.A.

 

Over the next four seasons, Brewer help produce two PAC-10 Championships teams and golfers who won National Player of the Year, National Freshman of the Year, 12 All-America certificates, three PAC-10 Player of the Year awards and two PAC-10 Freshman of the Year accolades. In addition, USC had two Curtis Cup and two Palmer Cup golfers.

 

On June 18, 2012, Brewer was named the head coach at the University of Georgia.

 

"My wife, Selena, and I are excited to be joining the University of Georgia family," Brewer said. "I have been blessed to learn under some of the country's greatest head coaches and I look forward to using these lessons. Georgia is a program that has a rich and storied history beginning with one of women's athletics greatest visionaries and leaders, Liz Murphey. I want to help build on the tradition she started at UGA of winning championships while graduating our student-athletes. I also look forward to working closely with Coach (Chris) Haack and the men's team as we build Georgia Golf into the nation's best."

 

 

Whitney Young

 

Assistant Coach

 

 

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Whitney Young, one of the most decorated players in the history of University of Georgia Golf, was named assistant coach at her alma mater on May 16, 2013. Her playing resume speaks volumes. She was a three-time All-American and played in three U.S. Opens. Wade was named All-America by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) three times and was a four-time first-team All-SEC performer.
From 2003-07, Young helped Georgia capture 10 team tournament titles, headlined by the 2007 SEC Championship. After receiving her degree in Speech Communications from Georgia, Young enjoyed a successful professional playing career. She recorded nine top-10 finishes in 47 starts on the FUTURES Tour from 2008-10. In 2009, Wade won the Duramed Tour Championship by shooting 9-under 204.

 

That same year, she finished sixth on the FUTURES Tour money list to earn her LPGA Tour card for the 2010 season. Prior to competing collegiately, Young enjoyed a standout junior career. She was a four-time AJGA Polo Golf All-American, including first-team honors in 2002. Young posted eight wins and eight more top-10 finishes in 23 AJGA and national level events between 1999-2003 and represented the United States on the PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002. A native of Glasgow, Ky., Young made national news by representing Glasgow High at the 1994 Kentucky State Championships as a fourth-grader. She became the youngest winner ever of the Kentucky Amateur as a 13-year-old in 1998 and went on to win the 1999 and 2000 titles as well.

 

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