Nebraska Coach Lisa johnson announced the addition of Brooke Bream to the Husker women’s golf roster for the 2021-22 season.
Bream, a newcomer to competitive golf, brings a rising game and a household name to his first season in Nebraska.
âWe are delighted that Brooke is joining the team,â said Johnson. âBrooke is an exceptional athlete, team player and a great student. She is relatively new to golf, but her game is improving quickly. Brooke also has ties to the state of Nebraska through her family.
A high school and club soccer player and middle distance runner as a track athlete in Arizona, Bream began to focus on golf at the Arizona Country Club when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the ‘cancellation of its junior athletic season and club football competitions. .
Bream, who did not golf in high school, made his first competitive appearance on the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) circuit in March 2021, and finished with a modest 174 in two rounds. In early August, she placed second in the hunt for the JGAA Player of the Year after her seventh consecutive top-five ranking. She was tied for the top of the JGAA with three tournament wins, while adding a pair of finalists.
A passing person on the Nebraska program, Bream is the daughter of current Detroit Tigers vice president for player staff Scott Bream, who is a member of the Millard South Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. . A three-sports star at Millard South, he was drafted from high school in the second round of the 1989 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. Brooke’s mother, Shelly, is also a graduate of the University of Nebraska.
Brooke Bream began his competitive golf career on the JGAA Tour with a tie for 18th at the Desert Mashie Championship at Cave Creek in March. She added a tie for 16th at the Tucson Conquistadores Spring Classic at El Rio Golf Course (April 24-25) before finishing eighth in Tucson City (June 2-3) with a 161 (78-83). His scores continued to decline the following week, finishing tied for fifth at Antigua Milt Coggins Arizona Junior Stroke Play (June 8-9), finishing at 155 (75-80).
Her performance saw her win the Thunderbird Junior Classic (June 21-22) and she added a tie for second in the Mesa City Junior / Junior World Qualifier (June 30-31). She added another second place finish with a 147 (75-72) in two rounds at the Prescott City Junior Championship (July 7-8), before winning the PING Invitational (July 19-20) at the Grand Canyon University Golf Course with a 155 (75-80). Bream added another victory at the Phoenix City Junior Championship (July 22-23) with a lone inning of 75.
Bream added a fourth place earlier this week at the Maricopa Junior Championship (August 2-3), his seventh straight place among the tournament’s top five.