Brasser continues stellar senior season for FHSU

By CALLY ANDERSON

Tiger Media Network

In the heat of their spring season, the Fort Hays State women’s golf team features only four athletes: Morgan Brasser, Ella Neuhauser, Shauna Lee, and Hayden York. Head Coach Jerol DeBoer and team captain Brasser lead the team. 

Brasser, the only senior on the roster, has continued to grow her passion and love for the sport of golf from the young age of 10 years old.

“I picked up the sport in my backyard of five acres, she said. “I became obsessed with it and would hit anywhere from 100-500 golf balls every day after school.”

Brasser, who won her third MIAA Athlete of the Week honor last week, may surprise many with her skillset. She has never had a swing coach, is completely self-taught, and relied on her dad for guidance when she started at a young age. 

“Morgan is the most talented golfer I have seen or coached,” DeBoer, who has coached Brasser since 2020 said. “She is pretty much self-taught, which is very unusual nowadays.”

Brasser contributes much of her success to her faith and dedication. 

“It is hard to pick one specific thing that has led to my successes; it’s rather a combined effort of many factors,” Brasser said. “First and foremost, my talent on the golf course and in the classroom comes from above. Without God, none of this would be possible. As my collegiate career rapidly comes to an end, I have discovered more perseverance and dedication within myself to give these last months all of my time and energy, having no regrets when I step off the course for the last time.”

In her Spring season, Brasser has already racked up a list of successes, including:

  • -Fourth at Natural State Classic in Cabot, AR
  • Fifth at Diffie Ford Invitational in Edmond, OK
  • First Place Title at Midwest Intercollegiate Invitational in Bolivar, MO
  • First Place Title at Holiday Inn Express Classic in St. Joseph, MO 
  • MIAA Athlete of the Week three weeks in a row

Her most recent first place was at the Holiday Inn Express Classic on March 26. It was this back-to-back-to-back victory for Brasser as an individual that earned her the third week in a row MIAA honor. The team also tied for third place at this tournament. 

With the spring post-season in sight, Brasser and the rest of the team will continue to rely heavily on each other for support on and off the course despite their group size. 

 “My only goal for the entire season was to break my previous scoring average record,” Brasser said. “I knew if I could accomplish this goal, everything else would fall into place.”

DeBoer has high goals for the rest of the season and agrees with Brasser that everything is starting to fall into place. 

“We are in hopes of her repeating as conference player of the year, first-team all-conference, win the conference tournament, and place high enough at regionals to make it to nationals,” DeBoer said.

Brasser hopes to continue playing after her career as a Tiger concludes.

“I am looking forward to ending my collegiate career on a high note and beginning my professional career in the golf industry upon graduation in May,” she said. 

The Tigers will next compete at the Spring Regional Preview on Monday in Springfield, Mo., followed by the MIAA Championship on April 22 and the potential for post-season in May. 

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