By Maddox Weddle
She finishes at sectionals by breaking the school record. It was her fourth and last year as a part of the Delta Eagle golf team, and she had a mind-blowing score.
Senior Belle Brown started playing golf in fifth grade, when she got diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. This is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of some of the blood vessels in the body.
This means she no longer would be allowed to play contact sports. Brown instead chose golf as the sport she wanted to play and has been attached to it ever since.
“My uncle Luke Manor is my number one supporter and he has taught me almost everything I know,” Brown said.
Brown and her team competed in sectionals on Sept. 18 at Crestview Golf Course in Muncie. Out of the 18 holes, Brown had seven birdies and two eagles and finished with a school-record score of 66 by shooting 33 on each nine. Brown was extremely proud of herself and her team after sectionals.
“On the day of the sectional win I was so happy I could not even process it,” Brown said.
Her previous best score in her life was a 74.
“It was a bunch of hard work and I just went out there free-minded and played with a lot of confidence,” Brown said
As amazing as her 66 was, it could have been even better. She went into the 18th hole needing a par for 64, but her shot hit a branch and she ended up with a double-bogey.
This was Brown’s last season at Delta. She plans to pursue golf in college. Brown is considering Indiana University East and Ball State University. She mainly wants to go to Ball State.
She has been all over the country playing in summer golf tournaments. She has met a bunch of people across all those trips.
Brown is not just good at golf, she is a popular teammate.
“Belle is always hyping the team up and encouraging everyone,” teammate Hollis Klinger said. “She is never in a negative mood and always locks in and focuses when she is hitting.”
Her teammates describe her as a hard worker that brings the team together.
“She is a great role model for the underclassmen and team leader,” Coach Jim Fowler said. “Her best skill is that she stays focused even when she has a bad hole.”