St. Joseph's golfer returns to OFSAA aiming to improve on last year's result
October 4, 2023
By Rob J. Ross
MITCHELL, Ont. - Jade Tep-Chhun is returning to OFSAA.
Tep-Chhun won the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) girls golf title, carding a six-over 78, today at the Mitchell Golf and Country Club.
The St. Joseph's Rams golfer won by 10 strokes and heads to OFSAA, the high school provincial championship, in the open division.
"I'm really happy. I'm able to go back to OFSAA because I really want to redeem myself this year," Tep-Chhun said. "I didn't really have a great end to the season last year. I hope I play much better this year. My swing was not there and my putting wasn't good."
The Grade 11 student wants to improve on her 27th place finish, with a hopeful score in the 70s. A year ago at OFSAA, Tep-Chhun had a two day score of 167 (83, 84). OFSAA champion Mia Truong had a 148.
Tep-Chhun felt this summer wasn't her best for scores, but she's been improving over the past month.
"I'm getting stuff together in my game," Tep-Chhun said. "Course management could be better."
The top six in A flight (18 holes) advance to OFSAA, at Batteaux Creek, in Collingwood, October 11-12.
Katie Shand, of London Banting, finished second overall and won the high school division, with a round of 88.
Cassidy Hampton was third, followed by Sydney Taylor, fourth, EnaRae Stuckleyss, fifth and Grace Kipfer, sixth.
Jaylan Garrett, from London Lucas, won B flight with a nine hole round of 45.
Abigayle Vanbakel, of Stratford St. Mike's, was one shot back, carding a 46 and London Beals' Eva Kim, third, with a 49.
Becca Nurton led the Central Elgin Titans, finishing eighth, with a 55.
St. Joe's Katelyn Fox had a 62.
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