Four Braves golfers set personal bests at MSC


At first glance, the scores didn’t appear favor the performance by Brownstown Central’s boys golf team.

While the team finished seventh in the Mid-Southern Conference tournament on Saturday, at Wooded View Golf Course, four of the five BCHS golfers finished with career-bests for 18 holes.

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For a young team, with little experience outside of the 2019 spring season, the Braves considered it a success.

Silver Creek won the MSC with 318 strokes, Salem were the runners-up at 335 and North Harrison finished third by scoring 342. Austin (369), Scottsburg (382), Brownstown (416) and Charlestown (474) followed. Eastern (Pekin) and Clarksville did not field full teams.

Corydon’s Joey Wiseman was the individual MSC champ, shooting a 2-under-par 69.

Luke Darlage and Lucas VonDielingen each shot 102s to lead the Braves. Caden Clodfedler carded 104, Liam Kreis scored 108 and Luke Darlage totaled 115 to complete the BCHS scorecard.

“We had four guys that shot career-bests today, and that was still with some double-pars,” Braves coach Brandon Allman said. “The guys are starting to hit the ball a little better, and are finding ways to get bogeys and those types of things. I’m proud of the way they played today.”

In recent years, the MSC schools have battled rainy weather during the tournament.

This year’s tournament didn’t battle bad weather, but the golfers still had to take on a course with some tough spots.

“It’s a course where if you’re hitting the ball straight, it can be pretty easy,” Allman said. “ If you hit it sideways, there are a lot of creeks, hazards, and trees. If you get stuck in the trees, it will make for pretty big numbers. Some guys were able to take advantage, like Joey Wiseman, but others that usually post low scores had some big numbers.”

The Braves brought three freshmen and two sophomores to this year’s MSC.

Allman said he looks forward to seeing his team grow now that they have the tourney under its belt.

“Hopefully we will be right there,” Allman said of next year’s tourney. “We want to continue showing improvement. These guys will see the golf course a few more times over their high school careers.”

The Braves will face Eastern (Pekin) at Western Hills Golf Course in Salem tonight.