Fox named Brownstown golf MVP


Ashlyn Fox was not only a good golfer for the Brownstown Central girls’ golf team, she was an excellent leader, according to Coach Brandon Allman.

She played No.1 for the Braves this fall and led the team in scoring in seven of 14 events. Fox averaged 48.7 in 9-hole events and averaged 100 in 18-hole tournaments.

Fox, a senior, led the Braves in the Mid-Southern Conference by shooting a 94 to place third in the tournament to earn all-conference honors, and for all her accomplishments she was chosen as the Braves’ most valuable player.

“She exemplified what it meant to be a leader in all aspects, on and off the course,” Allman said.

Kelsey Ault was the recipient of the team’s most improved award.

“She went from not playing a tournament last year to being our fourth scorer in conference and sectional,” Allman said. “She made all-conference honorable mention by shooting 109. She dropped her 9 hole average from over 60 last season to 57 this season.

“More impressive was the fact that her 18-hole average was 106.5 and she broke the 100 mark by firing a 98 at regional.”

Hannah Hackman received the mental attitude award.

“She always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face,” Allman said. “Her only goal is to please others and brighten their day. No matter what adversity comes her way, she seems to be able to overcome and put forth her best effort.”

Senior Sara Baker earned her letterman’s jacket. Lexie Satterthwaite and Payton Ault were also first team all MSC. Satterthwaite shot 99 and Payton Ault scored 103 at conference.

The Braves won the conference tournament, played at Shadowood Golf Course.

“Winning the MSC at Shadowood was definitely a season highlight and memorable moment for the girls,” Allman said. “The last time the girls had won was in 2009.”

The Braves’ lowest 9-hole score was 193 and their low 18 was 405 in the MSC at Shadowood.

“Something I am very proud of once again this season is that every single girl’s 9 and 18 hole averages improved from the previous year,” Allman said. “I do feel like it was successful because we won the conference for the first time in over 10 years and advanced to the regional, finishing second in the sectional.

“I still want to see the girls take the next step and compete for a sectional title.”

The Braves scored 425 at the sectional at Otis Park, Bedford.

Allman has high hopes for next year.

“We do have high expectations next season with four juniors (both Aults, Hackman and Satterthwaite) and one sophomore (Emma Highbanks) returning,” he said, “all who have seen varsity experience. I have girls who could drop scores 10-20 strokes on average if they put in time and effort in the off-season.

“Seymour has a lot coming back, and Bedford North Lawrence will rebuild like always, but I would like to think we could be right there battling for a sectional championship.”

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