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Coach Brandon Allman said the main difference he noticed in his Brownstown Central girls golf team during Monday’s match compared to last week’s tournaments was the attitude of his players.

“I thought our girls’ attitudes were a lot more positive (Monday) than what it was at Seymour (last Wednesday),” Allman said. “Our girls got off to a rough start early, and you could tell their demeanor, their posture was a struggle for them, and it made for a long day.

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“Today, I didn’t see that. I saw the girls, for the most part, with a positive attitude, and that helps everything. Once you get down in this game it’s almost impossible to play well.”

The Braves scored 206, while Mitchell only had three eligible players and did not have a team score.

Two of the groups were forced to play their final two holes in rain.

“I’m not upset at all,” Allman said about the Braves’ home-opener. “We had two girls break 50, and once again, it’s Emma (Zabor’s) first year, and only her third time ever in a match, and she shot 50.”

Kaela Tormoehlen was low for the Braves and the meet medalist with 47.

The Braves’ Breonna Bottorff was next with 49.

“I still think, even from the girls tees, Hickory Hills, to me, is one of the toughest courses we play all year,” Allman said. “ You’ve got to hit it straight and keep it in the fairway. If you get it in the trees, the numbers add up rather quickly, and that did happen to a couple of our girls.

“I know Morgan (Chastain) can do a lot better than 60. She struggled today. If we can get four girls shooting under 50 I’ll be happy.”

Rounding-out the top five for the Braves was Shelby Stuckwisch, who carded a 62.

The Braves will travel to Salt Creek (Nashville) today to play Brown County and Edgewood in a tri-meet.

The match was originally scheduled to be played at Hickory Hills.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.