By Drew Bowen, LCHS Class of 2024
Brady Cross has been playing golf since he was four. Eleven years to improve mentally, physically, and athletically. All of his time on the course clearly paid off as it helped him become the first freshman in Lakes history to make it to State for Boys Golf where he shot an impressive score of 151 and was one of seven tied for a ninth place finish.
“If he continues to work hard and stays focused, he will give himself a chance to win state,” Coach Brian Kelly said. Cross’ time training before his performance makes the result unsurprising. “[I worked on a] lot of putting and chipping, more of my short game.” Extra time well spent. His dedication to being the best he can be has already taken him to a level a lot of athletes are unable to achieve.
When asked about his influence on the team, Coach Kelly said, “Great teammate, offers a lot of knowledge about the game, has a lot of drills that he shares with people on the team, and is willing to talk through people’s swings.” His positive impact in training makes his teammates that surround him that much better and paid dividends as this was only the second time in Lakes history that Boys Golf has qualified for sectionals as a team. For Brady Cross, this is just the beginning as he looks onto his upcoming sophomore year with a state championship within reach.