Brownsburg and Danville made continued improvements on the links on Saturday, as the Bulldogs were runners-up and the Warriors placed 12th at the Danville Invitational at Twin Bridges Golf Club.
With a 326, Brownsburg finished one stroke behind first-place Mooresville and three ahead of third-place Northview. The meet followed a strong third-place outing for the Bulldogs the previous week at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Rock Hollow in Peru.
“That gave us a lot of confidence going into Saturday,” Brownsburg coach Steve Brown said. “We won it with 320 last year, and I thought we could be back in that range this year. We left some out there, but overall, it was a good day for us.”
It was another impressive performance by Brownsburg’s Luke Kelly, whose four-birdie 73 was good for medalist honors by three shots.
“He worked really hard on his game, conditioning and flexibility after last season and during the wintertime,” Brown said of the sophomore. “From the first day of tryouts, he’s played really solid golf in all conditions.
“He doesn’t give up on the course, and he’s a threat to shoot in the 60s almost anywhere we play. Over the next three years, he has a great chance to be one of the best that’s played at Brownsburg.”
Also figuring in Brownsburg’s tally were Cameron Pitman (83), Dylan Brinker (83), Landon Mundell (87) and Andrew Edwards (87).
With a 386, Danville finished ahead of Sagamore Conference foe Crawfordsville, as well as North Putnam and Monrovia.
“We’ve improved every time out,” Danville coach Terry Siddall said. “We have kids that don’t play in the offseason, but they are getting better. It’s just a little slow right now.”
Danville’s top five were Payton Perry (87), Christian Schabel (95), Justin England (100), Ryan Miller (104) and D.J. Woodard (113).
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