Hutchinson’s Brock Southern – Golf Spotlight Presented by Visit Wichita

By Matt Browning

Brock Southern of Hutchinson was voted as the Wichita Large School Preseason Boys Golfer of the Year. Southern received over 1,300 votes, which was over 57 percent of the overall vote.

“It means a lot to me to be voted player of the year because it goes to show that hard work does pay off, and that persistence is key,” Southern said.

Southern qualified for the 5A Tournament as a sophomore and will be one of the Salthawks’ top players this season.

This season, Southern is just so excited to be back playing golf for Hutchinson again that he is not focused on certain placements or finishes. He fully understands, as a senior, to not take for granted being able to play.

“I was very excited to learn that we would be having a golf season this year considering ours got cut short last year,” Southern said. “When I got told we were not having a season last year that gave me more drive to better my game as a golfer, which has helped where I am at now. My goals for this year are pretty simple, to play golf, and have fun while doing it.”

While Southern does not play any other sports at Hutchinson, he does play hockey for the Junior Thunder team in Wichita.

Next year, he is going to attend Hutchinson Community College and then attend either Kansas State or Kansas and major in engineering.