TVRA Girls' golf 2019

 Telford moves on to WOSSAA golf     


   The PCI golfer places sixth at TVRA girls' golf behind winner WCI's Choi,

   while St. Joe's takes home the Tri-County B flight team title


  Wednesday, September 25, 2019


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By Rob J. Ross 

LONDON, ON. - Madison Telford is aiming for a return to OFSAA.

The Parkside Stampeder took the first step, finishing sixth, in the A flight division, carding a 95 over 18 holes, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) girls' golf championships, at Westminster Trails.

Telford advances to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament, at the Thames Valley Golf and Country Club in London, Monday, September 30th.

"My game wasn't too bad. I haven't played much at all this summer. I've been working two jobs, at the golf course (clubhouse) in the mornings and at a restaurant at night. There wasn't much time to get out there. So I played pretty good considering that," said Telford. "My drives just recently have been going really straight and left into the trees, so I'm happy with that."

Straight drives were a challenge with the gusty wind on the course.

"It was just the good old Westminster wind that always comes through and knocks your ball out of the sky," Telford said. "The weather otherwise was nice."

A year ago at WOSSAA, Telford placed third and advanced to OFSAA. The high school provincial tournament is her desired destination again, this year at the Pine Knot Club, in Dorchester, October 16-17th.

"I'm hoping to qualify among the normal top five," said Telford, of her WOSSAA goal.

Madeline Choi, from Woodstock Collegiate, is the TVRA A flight champion with a round of 83, followed by Karolyn Rombouts, of Strathroy Holy Cross, with an 88.

Shreya Dalal, of London Lucas, finished third, with a 92, leading the Vikings to the A flight team title, with Deanna Langille and Helena Woodburn.

Kira Turner, of London Central, placed fourth (94), followed by Telford, in fifth and Gabby Harrison, of Arva Medway (96), in sixth.

Also qualifying for WOSSAA, with a score under 110, are Marina Hishon (London Beal), Mackenzie Mercer (London Mother Teresa) and the London Aquinas team of Luciano Garavito, Emma Wade and Cadence Pero.  

Choi is the defending WOSSAA champion.

In B flight (nine holes), Brooklyn Lambkin, shot a round best 60, leading London Monseigneur Bruyere (also Machalia Wesch-Dawson, Madeline Wheatley) to the TVRA Central Division team title.

St. Joe's (Maddie Lampman, with a round of 67, Ella Jakobi, Victoria Gallacher, Emily Hickingbottom) won the Tri-County team title.