Brownstown Central golf picks up win over Mitchell


Coach Brandon Allman says his Brownstown Central golf team is heading in the right direction.

“We improved almost 30 strokes from our other nine-hole match at Columbus North (Harrison Lakes),” Allman said after the Braves defeated Mitchell 216-259 Monday afternoon at Hickory Hills Golf Club. “We had a lot better weather today and for the most part this is the only golf course they’ve played. They had some familiarity so that helps, and it gives them a little bit more confidence.”

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BC sophomore Lucas VonDielingen was the meet medalist with a 47, and Allman said he was pleased to see him break 50.

“Hopefully that gives him some confidence,” Allman said. “He really struggled at Columbus the other day. That’s back down to where he was shooting last year at the end of the year. He’s got to understand that he’s just a sophomore and when he’s playing some better players not to worry about them, he’s just got to focus on himself and play the golf course.”

Next for the Braves was Colton Hallow with 55, followed by Cooper Wolka at 56 and Liam Kreis at 58.

“The more they get out here, they’re going to get more confidence: especially around the greens,” Allman said. “That’s where we’ve put a lot of practice time in as well, just trying to learn how to chip the golf ball. These guys haven’t played very much golf. Lucas VonDielingen is the only one who really has any experience.”

Caden Clodfelder is the only other sophomore on the roster and the other five players who played Monday are freshmen.

“We’re just kind of putting in a lot of time, a lot of work and working with kids who want to get better so that’s always a good thing, too, and it helps,” Allman said.

Next up for the Braves is the Edgewood Invitational, played at Cascades in Bloomington, Saturday.