Brown cruises to Boone title

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

After the second round of the Daniel Boone Invitational Saturday, Brandon Brown was in good shape with a four-stroke lead.

After nine holes Sunday Brown was virtually unbeatable, well on his way to winning the golf tournament by 14 strokes at the Frankfort Country Club.

Brown, of Shelbyville, shot a six-under-par 66 Sunday and finished the tournament with a 12-under-par 204 (68-70-66), just one stroke off the tournament record of 203 held by Tom Musselman.

"Today there were really no mistakes," Brown said. "The first two days I hit the ball as well as I did today, but I didn't make as many putts. Today they all seemed to fall."

On Sunday Brown birdied six holes - Nos. 1, 4, 5, 13, 15 and 18 - and he had no bogeys.

"I moved my stance a little wider, and that worked a little bit," Brown said about his improved putting, "but some of it had to do with being more confident, standing over a putt thinking it was going in, not worrying about making the putt, but worrying about my stroke."

Barney Sutley, Western Hills girls golf coach and defending men's champion at Juniper Hill, started Sunday's round trailing Brown by 10 strokes. Sutley had the only other sub-par round of the day, shooting 70 to finish at 218 and take second place.

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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