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All-SCV Girls Golf: Quite a mix

Brenna Carlson was stellar in league play and better in the postseason

Posted: January 5, 2010 10:17 p.m.
Updated: January 6, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Hart's Brenna Carlson missed the Foothill League MVP by one stroke, but was the Indians' best golfer in the postseason.

 
There is just so little separation between the big four for the Hart girls golf team.

They're that good.

In 2008, Kendall Dusenberry won the Foothill League's Most Valuable Player award.

Teammate Amanda Corr was named the 2008 All-Santa Clarita Valley Girls Golf Player of the Year.

In 2009, Nikki Prichard won the Foothill MVP.

So, naturally, junior Brenna Carlson is our selection as the 2009 All-SCV Girls Golfer of the Year.

And for the second year in a row, it was an extremely tough selection.

Carlson is a mix of flash and modesty.

She's flashy off the tee with drives that are incomparable in the Foothill League and even beyond.

Everywhere else, she's modest.

She's a precise golfer with few if any weaknesses and is softspoken.

As a freshman and sophomore, she was a member of the All-SCV Girls Golf Team and a vital cog in the Hart machine.

Yet, she stood slightly behind her teammates in terms of results - albeit ever so slightly.

There is no doubt that Carlson took the biggest leap of any golfer this year.

Much of that was due to her dedication.

In the summer, she put away her softball bat and concentrated more on golf.

She went to Texas to meet up with her old swing coach and work out with him.

The results were phenomenal.

Carlson's league scores were 34, 37, 38, 36, 34 and 38. The two 34s were medalist scores.

She missed winning the league's MVP award by one stroke.

As the playoffs arrived and nine holes gave way to 18 holes, she remained infallible.

In two of Hart's four playoff matches (team and individual), Carlson shot Hart's lowest score. In another match, she tied for the best team score.

She shot a 71, 75, 74 and 74 - the last score coming in the WSCGA Tournament, the prelim to the state championship.

Her 71 was three shots off the lead at the CIF-Southern Section Northern Individual Regional - an event the Indians won.

It was said at the beginning and throughout the season, Hart's goal was to challenge for a state championship.

It was a given that the Indians would breeze through the Foothill League.

So Hart would need great performances in the playoffs.

No golfer, when it counted the most for the Indians, was better than Brenna Carlson.


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