Sports Spotlight: Garrett Browning |

Sports Spotlight: Garrett Browning

School : West Allegheny

Class : Junior

Sport : Golf

Claim to fame: Browning, the 2009 PIAA state champion and third-place finisher in the WPIAL tournament, tied for eighth in this year’s PIAA tournament with a score of 146 at Heritage Hills in York. Browning finished second among WPIAL golfers behind Belle Vernon’s Bo Lustig. During the summer, Browning was eighth at the Tri-State Junior PGA Championship, an event he won the previous summer. Coach Dave Botizan said Browning’s success can be attributed to his maturity, experience and ability to drive the ball.

Getting ready for the state tournament: “I was just preparing physically. A lot of the game is mental.”

Best round: “I shot a 67 about five times. I’ve done it at Quicksilver a few times and at Fox Run when I won the Tri-State juniors.”

Favorite course: “Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. It’s a phenomenal course. It was an unbelievable experience to play that course.”

Person he would most like to play with: “Rory McIlroy. He’s young. He’s like a cool dude, I think. I’m into the young guys. They’re the ones I can relate to.”

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