St. Joe's Rams Grade 10 student qualifies from WOSSAA girls golf finishing
second to a sizzling round of 72 by Celina Yeo of London Aquinas
October 4, 2022
By Rob J. Ross
GRANTON, Ont. - Jade Tep-Chhun will be taking her clubs to OFSAA.
The St. Joseph's Grade 10 student placed second at WOSSAA girls golf, Monday, at The Fox Golf Club.
"It feels awesome. My first OFSAA. My brother went to OFSAA, so I always wanted to go there too," said Tep-Chun. "It's going to be fun playing good players, because I assume most play Golf Ontario."
Tep-Chhun carded an 81, including two birdies over 18 holes.
"It could have been better but I made two birdies which I'm happy about," said Tep-Chhun. "I tried to grind through. I was doing well on the back (nine), until I hit 15. Then 16, 17 and 18, is when it kind of blew up, but I'd say it was ok today."
Heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial championship, Tep-Chhun feels she'll need a stronger mental game.
"My composure and to not panic, because there were some spots where I kind of panicked," Tep-Chhun said.
Tep-Chunn may go to her brother, Satchia, on how to approach OFSAA. Satchia was a member of the Central Elgin Titans boys team, that won back to back WOSSAA crowns and advanced to OFSAA in 2016 and 2017.
The Rams will be at both girls and boys OFSAA next week. St. Joe's won the boys' team title last week at their WOSSAA tournament.
"It's a good year for Joe's golf. Double OFSAA berths. It's awesome," Rams' coach Rob Bannerman said.
Celina Yeo, of London Aquinas, ran away with the gold medal, with a round of 72.
"My long game was good. My strategy was good. Definitely not my putting," said Yeo, who heads to OFSAA in her Grade nine year. "It feels nice. It's going to be quite a good experience."
Kassandra Rombouts, from Strathroy Holy Cross, finished third, with a 84.
"I'm so excited because my sister didn't get too in Grade nine," said Rombouts. "I had an ok game today. It wasn't my best game I've ever played, but it was definitely something."
Karolyn Rombouts qualified for OFSAA in 2019, but lost her senior years due to the COVID pandemic. Karolyn placed sixth with a round of 96 at WOSSAA that year.
Yeo, Tep-Chhun and Rombouts, will be in the Open division at OFSAA, hosted by Flamborough Hills golf club, north of Ancaster, October 12-13.
Goderich District, led by Audrey Cook, won the WOSSAA 'A' flight team title.
St. Joe's, the TVRA Tri-County team champions, were unable to have their full team at WOSSAA.
Rams Andie McGugan felt her drives went well, but her putting lost her strokes.
"It was a nice experience and loved being out, but I definitely played better," said McGugan. "I played well considering the course and the girls I was up against."
Katie Amos (Medway), Katie Shand (Banting) and Leah Cornochan (Clinton St. Anne's), were the top three OFSAA qualifiers, in the high school division.
Abbey Wright, of London Central, won 'B' flight (nine holes), with a 44.
Dorchester's Portia Metcalf and Central Elgin Titan Rebecca Nurton, tied for sixth, each carding a 52.rchester, 16th.
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