BROWNSTOWN

The Seymour golf team used the 1-2 finish of Tyler Bullard and Keaton Simpson to defeat Brownstown Central 170-178 Friday afternoon at Hickory Hills Golf Course.

Bullard took medalist honors with 2-over-par 37 and Simpson shot 38.

“We’re improving with Tyler being medalist and Keaton at 38,” Seymour coach Jim Hoffman said. “They were just solid. Keaton had a couple bad holes with his putts or I think he would have been a little bit lower.

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“Overall they were solid all the way around. If they just save a couple here or there with their putts I think they’ll be fine.”

Next for the Owls was Tom Hoffmeister with a 46, and Noah Beaty and Brantley Adams with 49.

Hoffman was hoping for a lower team score overall.

“We hoped to be a little better,” he said. “On a par-35 course we would hoped to have been in the 160s. Our bottom two scores is what we have to improve on. We’ve had to do that all year so that’s what we’re working on.

“They have one or two bad holes a round, and that kills you. If they knock those double bogeys off I think they’ll be fine.”

Gavin Bane and Chanler Fleetwood were low for Brownstown with 43, and they were followed by Brayton Hattabaugh at 46 and Sam Huber at 47.

Braves assistant coach Brent Hattabaugh said the team needs to play more consistent and stay away from the double bogeys.

“Each player had a couple bad holes today, so if they can get that out of the way, the doubles and the triples, I think the scores would have been a lot better,” he said. “Today our short game wasn’t really good. They need to work on their short game because their second shots into the green… they’ve got to learn how to hit the greens. They putted a lot better than they have been.”

The Braves will host Scottsburg and Austin on Monday, while both the Owls and Braves will play in the BNL Invitational at Otis Park on Saturday.

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