Braves pick up first win of the year


In their first home match of the season the Brownstown Central Braves girls golf team picked up their first win of the year at Hickory Hills Golf Club. 

Battling the Paoli Rams for the second time this season — they were part of the tri-meet in French Lick last Monday — the Braves came out on top with a 206-210 win.

"They beat us by three shots last time and, of course this is our home course, so I would expect us to be a couple shots better than them here," Brownstown Central coach Brandon Allman said. 

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Ashlyn Fox led the charge for the Braves with a 46, followed closely by Ashley Schroer at 51 and Lexie Satterthwaite at 54. Payton Ault (58) and Emma Hughbanks (59) rounded out the Brave scoring. 

Fox’s score was good enough for runner-up honors of the meet. Paoli’s Avery Owens edged her out of the medalist prize by just two strokes. 

Still, her score is where Allman would like the rest of his varsity five to be by the time the postseason comes around. He knows it’s early, so he’s not concerned about their scores now and they all have time to work on playing better before September rolls through. 

He thinks their approach to golf is going to be the thing that makes them get better quickly. 

"Our girls’ attitudes have been great," Allman said. "They’ve been out here working but now I just need to get them out here spending a little extra time on their own.

"Whatever I’ve asked them to do so far they’ve done," he continued. "Hopefully that’ll start showing some results soon."

The Braves get back on the links today at 5 p.m. against Brown County and Edgewood at Cascades Golf Course in Bloomington. They’ll compete in the Providence Invite that begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Champions Pointe Golf Course in Henryville.

Owls win second home tri-meet


Over at Shadowood Golf Course, the Owls competed in their second home tri-meet of the season, downing both Salem and Hoosier Hills Conference rival New Albany to move to 2-0 in non-tournament action.

The Owls carded a 182 as a team, besting New Albany’s 207. Salem, who only had three golfers, had no score.

Bridgett Marshall and Laken Waskom were co-medalists of the meet, each with a 40. Lainey Jackson fired a 49 for third on the team and Rylee Knutson and Phobe Skidmore shot a 53 and 58, respectively, to round out the Owl scoring.

Seymour is off until Saturday’s Providence Invite that begins at 1:30 p.m. at Champions Pointe Golf Course in Henryville.

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