It didn’t even look like a fair fight on Wednesday and Thursday as the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations conducted their provincial Golf Festival at the Barrie Country Club in Barrie, Ontario.
17 year-old Brandon Ng of Upper Canada College in Toronto ripped through the 36-hole competition with scores of 67 and 71 to win the championship by ten strokes. Kevin Fawcett of London, his nearest competitor, could do no better than 73, 75 and had to settle for a Silver Medal.
The best male golfer from Eastern Ontario was David Gaylord of Tweed. Gaylord, who attends Ste. Theresa in Belleville and plays out of Trillium Wood Golf Club, tied for 11th with scores of 76 and 77.
Just one stroke back of him was 14 year-old Conor Rodrigues of Kingston and Regiopolis-Notre Dame, with a 154 total that tied him for 16th place.
In the team competition Napanee District Secondary was 6th, Ottawa’s Louis Riel was 15th and Belleville’s St. Theresa was 18th. 20 teams competed.
On the girls’ side of the action individual play ended with a three-way tie after a playoff had to be halted after two holes by darkness. Vivian Tsui, Alina Rogers, and Robyn Doig were declared co-champions. Each had posted a score of 75 in regulation.
In team play the top 5 Association teams were York Region Athletic Association, followed by Golden Horseshoe Athletic Association, South Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association, Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Associations, and Western Ontario Secondary Schools Althetic Association.
Complete scoring for the Girls’ Festival was not available at press time so we cannot provide further details about the scoring of the 10 girls from the National Capital Athletic Association that participated.