Rabren in state tourney Monday

Published 12:53 am Saturday, May 10, 2014


Straughn junior golfer Brooks Rabren is disappointed that the rest of his Tiger teammates won’t be joining him Monday for the Class 3A state golf tournament in Prattville.

Rabren qualified as an individual last week during the sub-state round as he went on to shoot a 1-under par 71.

“I’m really disappointed that we’re not going back as a team,” Rabren said. “I felt like we had a good chance to make it back. Obviously, I was happy to move on as an individual. I’m looking forward to it.”

Rabren will tee off at 1:30 p.m. Monday on the Senator Course at the Capital Hill Golf Course, which is a part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

“It doesn’t seem like it’s too long or hard of a golf course,” he said. “You have the opportunity to make birdies and take it for a low round.”

The good thing about the Senator Course is that it plays to Rabren’s strengths — hitting straight off the tee and getting up and down with a short iron or a wedge.

“I feel like it’s a course that plays right into my wheelhouse,” he said.

Throughout the golf season, Rabren has consistently shot at or below even par. That’s going to help him out a lot next week, he said.

“I haven’t had many low rounds this year, but I haven’t had many high rounds,” he said. “In all my bad rounds, I kept them at one or two over par at the worst.

“That’s really what it is, not necessarily playing great, but never letting those bad rounds hurt you too bad,” he said.