For The Tribune
Without their two seniors, Brownstown’s golf team consisted of four sophomores, one junior and one freshmen in its home match at Hickory Hill Golf Course on Friday.
The Braves won the match by default since Salem didn’t have enough players to field a team.
The medalist for the evening was Mariah Deaton, of Salem, who shot a 48 on nine holes.
The Braves had the next four best scores, led by the Braves’ Regan Campbell, who scored a 54.
Next for the Braves was freshmen KaCee Collins with a 55 while sophomore Emma Zabor and junior Breonna Bottorff both carded 56s.
The fifth best score was carded by Salem’s Laralee Potter who scored a 58.
The Braves finished with a total team score of 221.
“I’m a little disappointed with a 221, that’s a little high for us,” Braves coach Brandon Allman said.
Allman was pleased with his lone freshmen who shot a career best and is improving as he desires his team to do.
“Our number five player, KaCee Collins, shot a 55, and that’s her best ever,” Allman said.
Allman said he thought that was one of the highlights for the evening, to see improvement in his youngest player.
Rounding out the Braves team were sophomore Shelby Stuckwisch and sophomore Kellie Burchett, who both shot a 66.
“Mentally, our team knew they won,” Allman said. “So mentally we weren’t as focused as we need to be. With golf, you are playing the golf course, so you should want to do your best. But I don’t think our focus was entirely there.”
Allman said he thought his team is hitting quality shots to get near the green, but then they can’t score.
He is having them practice chipping and putting in practice, and he’ll continue to work with them on improving their short game.
Allman said he’s seeking continued improvement in his young team.
The Braves’ next match is Monday at Valley View in New Albany.