Dan Brown is a self-made golfer. Following a stellar fast-pitch softball career, Brown taught himself how to play golf, relatively late in life.
He’s been making up for lost time ever since.
On Sunday at the Lebanon Country Club, Brown padded his impressive list of local golf accomplishments by teaming with partner Jason Troutman to win the prestigious W.B. Sullivan Better-Ball-of-Partners tournament. It marked Brown’s third Sullivan championship overall, with his second different partner.
Brown and Troutman captured the title by scoring a 2&1 triumph over Drew Patterson and Chad Stine, in the final match of the championship flight. The victory was clinched when Troutman rolled in a seven-foot birdie putt on LCC’s par-four 17th test.
Brown-Troutman had reached the title match by edging the duo of Ron Robinson and Andrew Lombardo 2&1 in Sunday morning’s semifinal match.
In addition to the Sullivan titles he garnered in 2010 and 2001, Brown has won three Lebanon County Amateur championships and has claimed three Lebanon County Better-Ball-of-Partners crowns with two different partners. With a number of Pennsylvania and Harrisburg district titles to his credit, the Cleona resident is recognized as one of the top amateur players in the state.
– Jeff Falk