HS Golf: Braun’s hard working paying off in final year

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The Century girls golf team continues to tear up the golf course. And one of the most surprising things about this year’s Patriots is that they only have one senior. One really dedicated senior.

“I kind of like it because I’m alone and I get to do what I want,” Braun said, “but it kind of stinks because you can’t make decisions with the other seniors.”

When Madison Braun was in the eighth grade, she was one of five girls on the golf team and she made an immediate impression.

“When I started I had quite a few seniors and she stepped up right away,” head coach Lindsay Reede said. “She put in the time. She put in the effort throughout the summer.”

Throughout her career Madison continued to progress and is now viewed upon as a leader on the team.

“She’s definitely is an influence to all the other ones and people look up to her,” Reede said.

“[Madison] is kind of our role model this year because she is a senior,” Century’s No. 1 singles player Hannah Herbel said.

Now Madison is the only senior and the No. 4 singles player.

“Individually, it’s been alright,” Braun said, “but as a team we are really doing good.”
 
This year, Madison is averaging just under an 87. Her best round was an 83 at the Minot Invite. She says so far her proudest career moment is shooting an 80 at last year’s WDA tournament.

“That’s the best I’ve ever placed individually in a tournament before,” Braun said. “That was pretty rewarding to come out at WDA when it matters.”

Madison does not plan to compete in college. So assuming Century makes the state tournament, she only has three more events in her career.

“I love golf,” Braun said, “but I don’t want to be super competitive with it.”

Madison says she plans to attend UND or NDSU, however she has not decided on her major.

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