Colosky uses father's guidance to help lead CMU golf team
Sophomore Bria Colosky has been one of the leaders for the Central Michigan golf team, but her success began when she was 5-years-old.
Her father, Dennis Colosky, would take her out to play with him in their hometown of Farwell, Michigan. Those moments are when Colosky developed her love for the sport.
“My dad would tell my mom that he’s going golfing and say that he’s taking the kids," Colosky said. "I’ll always be fond of those memories."
Dennis laid down a foundation of proper etiquette and fundamentals that Colosky has been improving on ever since she first swung a golf club.
Colosky attended Farwell High School where she was a four-time state medalist in Division 4 of the Michigan High School Sports Association. She finished one stroke shy of an individual championship in her senior year.
Colosky said her relationship with her father was part of the reason she decided to accept a scholarship to Central Michigan. Being only 20 minutes from Farwell, Colosky knew she would have the support of her father.
Colosky has been improving with each tournament this spring, posting the most consistent results out of any other golfer on Central Michigan's team.
At the Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge, Colosky lost her first match against Oakland by one stroke, but she finished the tournament winning her match against Bowling Green by two strokes and tying versus Fort Wayne.
In the Rio Verde Invitational, Colosky led the Chippewas with five of the team’s 13 birdies. Colosky shot a 76 during the second round of the invitational which was one stroke shy of her career best of 75, which she shot last fall at the Ball State Cardinal Classic.
Recently at the Grand Canyon University invitational, Colosky played some of the best golf of her career. Colosky finished tied for third overall for total pars as well as finishing tied for 18th overall out of 55 players. Posting consecutive rounds of 76 scores, Bria has been finding confidence in her shots.
“I feel more confident about my game after the tournaments in Arizona," Colosky said. "I definitely notice areas in my game that I need to improve on and hopefully I can start to make rounds of 78 and 76 my bad rounds."
Head coach Cheryl Stacy said she has been impressed with Colosky’s play so far this season.
“She’s been playing steady, consistent golf," she said. "All of her scores have been counted at the past two invitationals. She’s a great teammate who’s always positive."