Brandon Brown

Henry County High School graduate Brandon Brown, front row center, is flanked by, from left, his father Stephen Brown and mother Belinda Brown as he signs to Brewton-Parker College. Looking on, back row from left, are the graduate’s sister Brianna Brown, Tyrone Spaulding of Golfing For Success, the graduate’s brother Jacobi Brown and college golf coach Frankie Ruiz.

Henry County High School graduate Brandon Brown recently started his freshman year at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga.

Men’s golf coach Frankie Ruiz said he was pleased to announce signing Brown to a full scholarship.

“He won player of the year in 2016 and has lettered twice,” Ruiz said in a statement.

Brown returned the compliment.

“Brewton-Parker was very friendly and welcomed me with open arms,” he said in a statement.

The McDonough resident said he looks forward to his new academic chapter.

“I’m excited about meeting new people and just experiencing the college life,” Brown said.

While a Warhawk, Brown played under the core values expressed by coach Brian Sanders, including academic achievement, integrity, good sportsmanship and respect.

“Practice like you play; always give it your best,” Sanders said in a statement.

Helping Brown with his game – and the ability to trade in his black and gold Henry County jersey for the Barons’ blue and orange – was Tyrone Spaulding, executive director of Golfing For Success in McDonough.

“Brandon began to work very hard,” Spaulding said in a statement. “By the start of his senior golf season, Brandon was well prepared to lead his team.”

Brown’s credentials include playing at the annual Bill Dickey Minority Youth Golf Invitational Pro-Am in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Spaulding helped his daughter, 2012 Dutchtown High School graduate Breanna Spaulding, earn a golf scholarship to Columbia College in South Carolina, where she played for the Columbia Koalas golf team.

Information: 404-805-2660 or www.golfingforsuccess.org

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