Brownstown finishes 2nd in tourney

For The Tribune


Chanler Fleetwood and Brayton Hattabaugh earned all-conference honors to help the Brownstown Central boys golf team place second in the Mid-Southern Conference Tournament on Saturday at Wooded View Golf Course.

Fleetwood, a senior, shot 80, and Hattabaugh, a junior, shot 83. Par at Wooded View is 71.

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Scottsburg’s Carter Bowles was the tournament medalist with a 77.

Tournament favorite Silver Creek was first with 325. Brownstown shot 347, and Scottsburg was third out 10 teams at 351.

Braves coach Brandon Allman said Fleetwood and Hattabaugh recorded the lowest tournament scores of their careers.

“Fleetwood did everything well,” Allman said. “He recovered well from a triple (on the front nine). I saw him get up and down several times, and he made several nice putts. He finished with a bang. He chipped in from a bunker for a par on his last hole.

“Hattabaugh started off really solid,” Allman said. “On four of his first five holes, he was getting up and down, and he one-putted without making birdies. He was missing everything right and not getting all the way through the golf ball, and he had to scramble to make pars. On the front nine, which was his back nine, he said he had a string of three or four lipouts for par, so he was close to being in the 70s.”

Next for the Braves was freshman Sam Huber with a 90. Allman said he lost a ball on the 17th hole.

“It was unfortunate that he couldn’t find his ball, and the next group found it near the green. He had to take a 7 on that hole, and he could have been all-conference honorable mention,” Allman said. “This is his best round for early in his career. He hit the ball real well.”

Senior Gavin Bane rounded out the team score with a 94.

The Braves’ next match is Tuesday against Salem and West Washington at Western Hills Golf Course.