NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt women’s golf and head coach Greg Allen officially announced today the addition of a duo of talented student-athletes to the program in Sara Im and Macie Brown.
“I’m very excited about this year’s class. We’re very fortunate to sign two young ladies that represent everything our program stands for,” Allen said. “Not only are Sara and Macie great players, more importantly they are wonderful young ladies with high character. They will fit in well with the Vanderbilt community and the culture of our program.”
Brown hails from Mount Washington, Kentucky, and is ranked No. 2 overall in the Commonwealth. She was the 2021 Kentucky state champion for Bullitt East High School and has qualified for the state tournament each season since becoming a seventh grader.
Brown has a 74.19 scoring average, is an American Junior Golf Association winner and was the Kentucky High School Player of the Year in 2020.
“Macie has quite the impressive resume as well and is a very determined young lady, whether that’s in the classroom or playing golf,” Allen said. “When she sets her mind to something she’s going to find a way to succeed.”
Im is ranked eighth nationally and is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. From Duluth, Georgia, Im was a member of the 2021 Ping Junior Solheim Cup team and 2021 and 2022 AJGA Wyndham Cup teams.
A USGA Girls Junior semifinalist, Im has a 73.3 scoring average and was a 2022 US Women’s Open participant.
“We don’t use the star ranking system in golf like they do in football but if we did, Sara Im would be a 5-star recruit,” Allen said. “She has one of the most impressive junior golf resumes we’ve seen.
“I’m very grateful these two women are choosing to attend Vanderbilt University.”