Even without any practice time for the last week and a half, Cathryn Brown persevered, and the Lyon County golfer reeled in 13th place at the Junior PGA Championship event last week at Harmony Landing Golf Course in Goshen.
Brown finally took center stage after her brother, Cullan Brown, cracked into the top 50 for a while at his first PGA event as an amateur at the Barbasol Championship.
One thing that she didn't have to worry about was hot weather.
It was nearly perfect on Tuesday after a cool and gloomy Monday.
"The first day of the tournament, she played well, striking the ball, considering the small amount of time spent practicing," her mother and coach Emily Brown said.
Brown (21-over over the two days) overcame an 8-over par front nine on Tuesday and scored nine straight pars on the back nine to finish out 9-over on Tuesday's round.
She improved five shots to move into the 13th slot.
Rylee Suiter of Shelbyville won the event, coming in 13 shots ahead of Brown.
Even after a tough first round, Brown didn't hesitate to go show her support for someone else; friend Madison Glisson, who was finishing her day.
She'll only get a few days to rest before Brown kicks things into high gear with the start of the KHSAA High School season.
"She had never seen the course, so she had to rely on her eye and trust her distance on her clubs. She came out the second day and shot even par on the front 9," Emily Brown added. "It was so great to see her confidence shine and she was really enjoying the morning. She had a few difficult holes in the back 9, but still remained relatively positive."