Braves take second at Edgewood Invitational

The Brownstown Central boys golf team had a solid outing on Saturday at the Edgewood Invitational as the Braves shot a 352 and placed second overall out of 12 teams, barely losing to South Spencer, which shot a 351.

Matthew Reedy led the way for Brownstown with a round of 84.

Chandler Stahl shot a 86, Caiden Gwin shot a 90, Connor Gwin shot a 92 and Jaren Cunningham shot a 97.

“I’m proud of the boys with the 352 as we continue to improve since the beginning of the season,” head coach Brent Hattabaugh said.

Brownstown shot a 377 during the Seymour Invitational on April 2, so this was a 25-stroke improvement in just a couple of weeks.

Reedy is a freshman, who was as steady as can be across Cascades Golf Course. Reedy shot a 42 on the front nine and 42 on the back nine. He finished tied for fourth overall.

“Matthew was consistent and stayed focused throughout the day,” Hattabaugh said.

Most Braves played better on the front nine than the back nine. Stahl went 40-46-86, Caiden Gwin went 41-49-90, Connor Gwin went 44-48-92 and Cunningham went 48-49-97.

Despite the good score, Hattabaugh believes there’s still more room for improvement.

“As a team, we need to continue to work on our short game,” he said. “We lost a lot of strokes from 100 yards in.”

Following South Spencer and Brownstown on the leaderboard were Cathedral at 354, Greencastle at 362, Edgewood A team 366, Indian Creek 373, Owen Valley 409, Brown County 420, Eastern Greene 421, Edgewood B team 447, Clay City 475 and Mitchell 503.

Next up for Brownstown, the Braves will be hosting Brown County today at 5 p.m. at Hickory Hills Golf Club.

Brown County was in the Edgewood Invitational, and Brownstown beat them by 68 strokes on Saturday.

Later in the week, Brownstown will host cross-county rival Seymour on Friday at Hickory Hills at 5 p.m.