In their final home match of 2016, the Brownstown Central girls golf team couldn’t have asked for better day at Hickory Hills Golf Club.
With clear skies and sun, the Braves dominated Scottsburg 205-254 on senior night.
“We were right where we have been around all season,” Braves coach Brandon Allman said. “We got in the 180s and low 190s about a week ago and showed a lot of improvemnts, which is where we need to be or lower. I know there were some struggles, but we finished strong.”
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Brownstown Central junior Shelby Stuckwisch claimed medalist honors by carding 47.
Allman said he has been pleased with Stuckwisch’s consistency in recent play.
Emma Zabor, also a junior, was next for the Braves with 50 while teammate Regan Campbell shot 53.
Both KaCee Collins and Breonna Bottorff totaled 55 strokes on the day.
Bottorff, Brownstown Central’s’ lone senior, was honored following the nine holes.
The senior played all four years for the Braves.
“(Bottorff) has a cheerful, sassy attitude,” Allman said. “It rubs off on the girls. She always has a positive attitude. She has meant a lot to this program. In my two years (coaching girls), she has made it a lot more enjoyable for me. No matter how she’s shooting, she will always tell me she’s ‘doing good.'”
On Thursday, the Braves will play a practice round on Otis Park’s back nine in Bedford in preparation for Saturday’s sectional.
Aside from the favorites, Bedford North Lawrence, Allman said that the No. 2 through No. 4 spots are open for the taking.
The weather forecast shows rain all day in Bedford, with a 90 percent chance of precipitation until almost noon.
Brownstown Central will tee off at 8:45 a.m. with Seymour.
“I think that us and Seymour are right there together,” Allman said. “The weather is going to be bad. I think whoever can mentally play through the adversity — at a tough golf course — will make it.
It might be like (Mid-Southern Conference) where we have to start and top. It’s a mental battle in this game, and whoever can stay mentally focused will prevail.”