Brown comes in second at Regional Golf Tournament
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Lyon County’s Cullan Brown shot a 71 to finish in second in the Region 1 Golf Tournament at the Mayfield Golf & Country Club this last week.

Trigg County’s Nick Choate fired a 68 for the title.

Seventy-five golfers, representing 17 western Kentucky High Schools, teed it up hoping to secure a berth in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac Kentucky High School Athletic Association Golf Championships. The top two teams and the top 3 individuals earned a trip to the Bowling Green Country Club.

Brown’s round started with a bang, getting up and down for par on his first hole, then birdieing the next two, including a fine tee shot on the 166-yard par 3 third hole that left him with a 4-foot putt to go 2 under par early.

A drive right down the middle of the fairway on No. 4 came to rest in a terrible lie, and a double bogey put Brown back at even par after four holes.

Two bogeys and three pars later, Brown finishd the front nine holes at 2 over par.

The 13th hole, a 563-yard par 5, pumped some much needed momentum into the round as a nice drive left Brown 267 yards from the pin. Making the choice to go for the green, Brown hit a 3-wood to eight feet, and while his eagle putt sliped just by the edge, a tap-in birdie brought him back to 1 over.

The final stretch proved critical, beginning with a drive on 15 that hit in the fairway but kicked out of bounds by fractions of an inch, leading to his second double bogey of the day.

At 3 over par and only three holes to play, Brown said later that he thought he needed at least one birdie to have a shot at the state tournament.

A missed eight-foot birdie putt on 16 and a steady rainfall, brought Brown to the round’s pivotal 17th hole and the shot of the day.

Hitting a hybrid on the 213-yard par 3, his ball landed and stopped three inches from the hole, leading to a tap in birdie. Brown went on to birdie the 350-yard par 4 18th hole as well to finish at 71.

Brown was set to tee off at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday in Bowling Green alongside Franklin County’s Jacob Cook and Jackson County’s Zach Norris.
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