Helena boys golf team wins Good Hope Tournament

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

CULLMAN–The Helena Huskies boys golf team competed in the Good Hope Golf Invitational and came away as tournament champions on Monday, March 20, at the Terri Pines Country Club in Cullman.

Helena won the tournament with a combined team stroke score of 328 to finish in first place out of 15 teams. The Huskies defeated second place Haleyville by a combined five strokes. Bibb County finished in third place with a stroke score of 341.

Individually, Helena golfers Alex Dawson shot a 97, Gabe Brooks shot an 85, Michael Fain shot an 84, Brock Baker shot an 80 and Josh Braddock shot a 79, respectively. The top four individual scores were added to give Helena the 328 team total.

With the 79, Braddock was awarded the low medalist award for the tournament and Baker’s 80 was good enough to place him on the all-tournament list.

“It was a close win to win by five strokes combining five different kids scores,” Helena head coach Steve Bromley said. “Basically the top two or three guys played really good. Josh Braddock was awarded the low medalist and all-tournament. Brock Baker had to go into a playoff with three other guys to earn all-tournament team and get the recognition. He birdied the first and second par-5 to win the playoff by one stroke.”

The Good Hope Tournament was Helena’s first tournament win of the season as the Huskies team is made up of three sophomores, two juniors and no seniors.

Helena previously defeated Pelham by a score of 163-195 and Chelsea by a score of 164-190.