2016-07-28 / Sports

Flushing golfer clinches Braun Cup

By Dan Nilsen
810-452-2648 • dnilsen@mihomepaper.com


Flushing’s Brooke Thomas putts out on the 18th hole at Spring Meadows Country Club on Monday. Thomas shot 73 to post the girls’ low score in Flint Junior Golf Association play for the third time this season. 
Photo by Dan Nilsen Flushing’s Brooke Thomas putts out on the 18th hole at Spring Meadows Country Club on Monday. Thomas shot 73 to post the girls’ low score in Flint Junior Golf Association play for the third time this season. Photo by Dan Nilsen LINDEN – The only thing hotter than Brooke Thomas on the Flint Junior Golf Association circuit these days is the weather.

The 2016 Flushing High graduate continued her torrid pace in this sweltering summer with a 2-over-par 73 in the FJGA’s weekly competition Monday at Spring Meadows Country Club. The score was four strokes better than her nearest pursuer, Flushing senior and former teammate Kerri Parks. Goodrich senior Sydni Harding carded 78 and Lapeer junior Brooke Gibbons shot 79.

Thomas has posted the lowest girls’ score in three of the FJGA’s five outings this year, including a 69 in last week’s Henrickson Award and a 72 in the Mancour Cup on June 27. Her last two rounds have been lower than the boys’ scores.

Monday’s win gave Thomas the Steve Braun Cup for the season points championship with still a week to go in the regular season. She has 220 points, out of reach of Parks (140) and Davison sisters Kamryn (135) and Karsen Johnston (130), with only 50 points available for next week’s winner.

Kamryn Johnston and Davison teammate Shelbe Cahill tied for fifth with 80s, Davison grad Payton Steinhaus shot 82 and Karsen Johnston and Goodrich grad Taylor Harding carded 83s.

The boys’ points championship is still up for grabs, after Noah Troyer shot 74 to climb into second place. The Grand Blanc grad has 200 points, 30 behind Flushing grad Joe Montpas, who missed Monday’s outing. Mitch Hughes, the defending Steve Braun champion, is third with 165 points and former Holly teammate Kyle VanBoemel has 160.

Goodrich sophomore Trent Barth also shot 74 Monday, while VanBoemel and Swartz Creek’s Parker Mitchell carded 77 and Jackson Foguth shot 78. Swartz Creek grad Garrett Jewell carded 80, Luke Harrington 81 and Hughes, Lapeer junior Caleb Keast and Grand Blanc senior Trevor Bailey 82.

The final week of the regular season will be next Monday at Captain’s Club. The season-ending tournament will be Aug. 8-10 at Swartz Creek Golf Course.

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