Wednesday , 19 January 2022

NDHS golf teams claim gold in zones, headed to provincials

École Notre Dame High School’s (NDHS) golf teams will be taking a swing at provincials September 27 and 28 after earning the top spot at the North East Zone Golf Championships.

Both the boys’ and the girls’ teams walked away from zones with gold during the tournament in Cold Lake on Sept. 13.

NDHS Girls’ Golf Team: Sydney Parke, Kaitlyn Welsh,Mia Lyndon, and Samantha Cey. Submitted Image

In addition to claiming the winning title, two Grade ten players on the boys’ team found themselves among the top scorers of the event. Xavier Sylvestre finished with the best boy’s score with 84, followed by Parker Hopf with the third best score of 91.

Now, the teams will spend two weeks preparing before packing their clubs and heading to provincials in Mayerthorpe.

“The students have been working exceptionally hard and we are so proud of their success,” said Jeff Cey, supervising teacher for the teams.

He noted, the school have the Bonnyville Golf and Country Club to thank.

NDHS Boys’ Golf Team: Xavier Sylvestre, Parker Hopf, Loui Bouchard, and Devin Goodheart. Submitted Image

“They have provided terrific support in preparing our students with lessons, offering affordable rates for our students and attracting our young golfers with the best golf course in the Lakeland,” he expressed.

Jeff Graham, golf pro for the Bonnyville Golf and Country Club, said “On behalf of the Bonnyville Golf and Country Club, congratulations to both the NDHS boys and girls teams on their success at zones.

We could not be prouder of your accomplishments this week.” He continued, “I am excited for the future of our junior golf program, and truly believe this is only the beginning of the merits we will see coming out as a result of the program… Best of luck to both teams as they head into provincials in a few weeks.”

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