By Grant Stevens - Sports Editor
Oct. 3, 2012 —
Basketball may be West Carter senior Kyle Brown’s first love, but another sport has shed a ray of successful light for this Comet.
Last Tuesday, on the rainy greens of Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake, Brown shot an impressive 73 to pick up a coveted spot at this week’s state tournament at Bowling Green.
Though Ashland Blazer once again took home regional gold last week, Brown led all individual qualifiers, good enough for third overall.
Being the third Comet to make the state golf tournament in the past four years, Brown was humble about his accomplishment.
“It's always good when underdogs win,” Brown said. “It's usually Ashland, Russell and Montgomery that win, and they were all in there this year too, but it's a pretty good feeling to be able to put myself in their company.”
As an athlete, a chance to be the best is what’s often aimed for.
For Brown, this is certainly the case.
“I mean I've always told myself that I could make it, and I knew I was capable, it was just a matter of staying calm,” Brown said. “This means a lot. I mean, it’s a lot like basketball because making it to state has been my main goal since I started playing. The other awards are just good awards to pick up along the way to the main one.”
The son of legendary former West Carter girls basketball coach John ‘Hop’ Brown and WCMS teacher Sharon Brown, is certainly no stranger to the spotlight, but this doesn’t mean he is unappreciative to those who have helped make his successes possible.
“I want to thank God most of all,” Brown said. “Of course, mom for spending all the time to give me the chance to succeed. Also, my brother-in-law, Gerad Parker, for always giving me great advice and helping me out in all ways possible.”
Brown will tee off in the qualifying rounds in Bowling Green this Thursday afternoon.
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