Just call Cooper Brown a modern-day Nostradamus.
While the Wallace State golfer might not have too much in common with the 16th-century French apothecary, Brown pulled off his best impersonation of the widely known seer during the first day of the Cullman County Golf Championship at Cullman Golf Course.
No, Brown didn’t make any outlandish end-of-the-world predictions, nor did he prophesize a natural disaster.
Instead, he accurately surmised what score it’d take for him to come away with the overall championship.
Following an opening-round 67 that left him in a tie for first with two other players, Brown said “another 67” would be just the trick for his title aspirations on Sunday afternoon.
And wouldn’t you know it? That’s exactly what happened.
The Canadian fired yet another 5-under round on the final day of the 17th annual tournament to pull away from the other first-round leaders, Jay Hayes (67-71) and Lion teammate Will McDowell (67-75).
Hayes’ 1-under round secured him a tie for second with Aksel Olsen (68-70) and Chris Atchley (69-69) while McDowell’s disappointing day resulted in a sixth-place finish.
Sylas Elliott (71-70) continued his good tournament play with a 2-under round, giving the Cullman High golfer another top-five result on the season.
Jake Miller (70-76), Bill Griffin (71-75) and Dustin Schultz (71-77) rounded out the rest of the Championship “A” Flight.
Over in the Championship “B” Flight, it was Todd Lindsey (72-68) who came out on top by a comfortable six shots over runner-up finisher Patrick Twesme (74-72). Matt Cook (73-75) and Darrick Fisher (74-74) tied for third, while J.J. Adams placed fifth with rounds of 76 and 75, respectively.
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