Brosenne captures champion medal at home tournament


TOP MEDALIST — Shane Brosenne of Warrenton attempts to make a putt at the No. 5 hole at the Warrenton Golf Invitational on April 14 at the Warrenton Golf Course. Brosenne earned medalist honors in the Red Division with a three-over 73. Theo Tate photo.
By: 
Jeff Stahlhut
Correspondent

Heading into the Warrenton Golf Invitational, Warrenton High School coach Aaron Jinkerson expected his team to have a strong showing, and they managed just that. 

Finishing fourth in the Red Division with 369 strokes, the Warriors managed strong individual performances from Shane Brosenne, who shot 73 and was a medalist,  Gabe Frederick who tied for 15th place with a 93, Andrew Cox with a 98, Owen Thompson with a 105, and Maison Rader who shot 111. 

“I always look forward to the golfers playing in our home tournament,” said Jinkerson. “Being familiar with the course allows the boys to go out and just play. As a team, I wanted them to go out and compete and perform the best they could. Individually, I was expecting Shane to perform well and was hoping Gabe would be able to place in the Top 15.”

Aside from just those two outstanding performances, the Warriors coach was pleased with his entire team. 

“All five golfers exceeded my expectations. Taking a deeper look at their scorecards, Shane played well all day and the other four played well for 13 to 14 holes,” Jinkerson told The Record. “I knew Shane would have a chance to win the tournament, but for him to bring home the individual championship was huge for his confidence going forward.  Gabe being able to medal in only his second varsity tournament was awesome as well. Overall, I was really happy with how we competed.”

For Brosenne, the results of the tournament met or even exceeded his goals. 

“My expectations were pretty high,” he said. “I wanted to place in the top five at least, and I definitely completed that goal. I putted very well and had great approach shots into the green. I was able to keep myself in the lead all day long by playing the course smart.”

Jinkerson was extremely impressed with Brosenne’s performance. 

“Due to being the tournament host, I was unable to see Shane play as much as I wanted, but he was hitting his ball in play with his tee shots and giving himself opportunities to score well on every hole,” he said. “According to my records, Shane’s 73 was the lowest winning score for Warrenton in about 10 years. Shane was able to overcome his nerves to beat a really talented golfer from St. Charles West.”

The Warriors coach also touched on the other members of the team. 

“The entire team has been working really hard all season to improve their golf skills and I can’t wait for what is to come the rest of the season,” he said. “Gabe really played fantastic for 14 holes and has come a long way since his freshman season. I look forward to watching him develop the rest of the year. Andrew is a really solid contributor to the team this season. He hasn’t played competitive golf before and I can’t be more pleased with having him on the team this year.  He is very coachable and wants to do well. 

“I threw Owen in the fire a bit this year and he keeps responding very well.  He is learning on the fly and his calm demeanor allows for him to take a lot of what he encounters on the course in stride. Maison has been improving very quickly this season and I am trying to give as many golfers varsity experience this year and he has handled the situation very well.”

For Wright City, Matt Dunning shot a 79 and took third place. The Wildcats did not have enough golfers to compete as a team.

St. Charles West won the team crown with a 333, 26 strokes ahead of runner-up Montgomery County.

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