Terrible news has come out of Lyon County: Kentucky golfer Cullan Brown died Tuesday night in Lexington.
According to reporter Scott Brown, Cullan passed away with his family by his side. The news was confirmed by Lyon County Athletic Director Zach Thomas.
This one sucks to write. It's not fair. But, we were oh so blessed to have gotten to enjoy Cullan Brown while he was with us. https://t.co/j7tXWFsTP0
— Scott Brown (@scottbrownWKDZ) August 5, 2020
During his time at Lyon County High School, Brown was one of the school’s all-time greatest athletes. He won the 2016 state golf title while also winning the KHSAA Player of the Year award. Brown finished as the state runner-up in both 2015 and 2017 before ultimately joining the Kentucky Men’s Golf team. In just his first season at UK, he was named to the SEC All-Freshman team–despite missing the first half of the season–and even participated in the Barbasol Championship last summer as an amateur.
Cullan was initially diagnosed with an extremely rare form of bone cancer in Sept. 2019 called osteosarcoma. A GoFundMe was quickly established to help Brown and his family. Here is a short excerpt about Cullan from the page:
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Cullan Brown, you’ve unfortunately missed out. Cullan is not only a great golfer; he’s a great student, an avid hunter, an unbelievable cook, and an amazing friend and teammate. As anyone else would tell you, Cullan is the most selfless person you’ll meet. Words can’t describe Cullan’s character and attitude towards life.
Just heard the devastating news that UK Golfer Cullan Brown of Lyon County has passed away after his bout with cancer
I wrote about Cullan in my book and he has been in my heart since we met. My prayers are with his family and many friends
Heaven gained a great one today pic.twitter.com/l2W37eqkP0
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 5, 2020
Cullan was a man known to greet everyone he met with a smile, no matter who they were. His courage was contagious and those around him constantly felt his positive presence. He will be greatly missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts.