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College ranked NCAA golfer learned the game of golf in Brea

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Hannah Basalone of Brea was the only girl on the boy’s golf team at Whittier Christian High School. She is now attending Seton Hall University on a full scholarship. (Courtesy photo)

Brea's Hannah Basalone is a college ranked NCAA golfer and is not the product of a golf club or a junior golf academy. Hannah truly is a product of the two small public golf courses in Brea.  After first picking up a club in Tucson at the age of four, she developed her game when she moved to Brea in the 4th grade and took lessons at Brea Creek Golf Course and Birch Hills through the Brea Parks & Recreation Department.

Brea’s Hannah Basalone enjoyed the competition of being the only girl on the varsity boy’s golf team at Whittier Christian High School for four years.  She held her own. Hannah was captain of the team in her junior year and made Second Team All-League.  Hannah had an exciting senior year.  The talented golfer won seven straight matches. She was named WCHS Scholar Athlete of the Year and captain of the team, Orange County Register Scholar Athlete of the week, led the golf team to an 8-0 record, and was presented a full ride plus books to Seton Hall University.  Her coach Phil Underwood said Hannah had an unbelievable work ethnic always trying to get better and noted she was humble and unpretentious.
Hannah continues to win golf tournaments in college and make a name for herself.  In October she won the Lehigh Invitational in a playoff, the first ever individual victory in the school’s history. The golfer still maintains an A average. Asked if she plans to become a professional golfer Hannah said she didn’t know. Hannah does know she loves nearby New York City, reading and going to the movies.
Her current Golfweek ranking is #570 (and climbing) out of 1428 NCAA Division 1 golfers.
Story by Susan Gaede
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