Wins by four strokes and leads the East Elgin Eagles to the team title
at the conference boys' championship
Thursday, September 26, 2019
By Rob J. Ross
UNION, ON. - John Orlebar defended his Thames Valley Region Athletics Tri-County boys' golf title.
His low individual score of 78, led the East Elgin Eagles to the team title, along with Landon Underhill, who finished sixth as an individual, carding an 86 and Ryan Smith, at the championship hosted by the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
The three Eagles' combined score of 264 was six shots lower than the St. Joseph's Rams' team of Jack Zylstra (team low 85), Aiden Shaw and Owen McIntyre.
"It's cool to have gold for our school," Orlebar said. "I don't know how long it's been."
The top six teams and four low individuals not on the qualifying teams, advance to WOSSAA, back here on October 3rd.
Orlebar won by four strokes over Griffen Sinden, of Tillsonburg Glendale, who delivered a round of 82.
"It's cool winning it back to back. The golf course was in good shape," Orlebar said. "I played well. My short game, chipping and putting."
Last month, Orlebar was the juvenile boys champion on the Tyson Tour.
Parkside Stampeder Luke Trowman placed third, with an 83, followed by Zylstra and Logan Hackney, of Strathroy DCI, both with an 85 and Underhill and Parkside's Quinton Gocan, both carding an 86.
John Van Bilsen, of Glencoe District (87), Central Elgin Titan Robert Shivers (88) and St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Shaw (89), rounded out the top 10.
Also qualifying was Griffrin Rowe, of Parkhill North Middlesex (97).
Strathroy District Collegiate Institute (SDCI) placed third, followed by the Parkside Stampeders (Trowman, Cocan, Seth Carroll), Woodstock Collegiate and Ingersoll DCI.
In B flight, the Glencoe Gaels (Devi Graham, with a team low 90, Jackson Caron, Charlie Pierce) won the team title. Woodstock St. Mary's placed second, followed by the West Elgin Wildcats (Kaden Patterson, Caleb McCullough, Owen Lunn) in third place.
Tyler Young, of St. Mary's, was the B flight low individual, with an 86.
From WOSSAA, the top team and two low individuals not on the winning team, advance to OFSAA, October 15-17th, at the Kingsville Golf Club.