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Wednesday , 30 November 2022
Notre Dame Wildcats represented well at ASAA Golf Provincials. Image credit: Gina Lapointe.

ENDHS girls golf team takes bronze at Provincials; boys win NE zones

Notre Dame golfers repeated as zone champions and some returned with Provincial hardware.

The girls and boys both won northeast zone banners to punch their tickets to ASAA Provincials.

The girls team, comprised of Nicole Dugas, Mia Lyndon, Samantha Cey, and Kaitlynn Welsh, were able to win bronze after two rounds of golf at the Turner Valley Golf Course and Highwood Golf Course. 

The boys team finished 7th amongst the field over the course of two rounds with Parker Hopf, Xavier Sylvestre, Cale Rupp, and Grady Ross.

Sydney Parke, who narrowly missed making the ENDHS girls team by one stroke, was able to win her way into Provincials thanks to strong scores. She put up a personal best round by shooting 101. 

WATCH: ENDHS girls teams

Mia, Sydney, and Sam all worked at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club over the summer, something which might have helped their medaling efforts. 

“I find like being on the golf course all the time, you get to get to know the game of golf a little bit better. Especially working there and seeing everybody else do it,” said Samantha Cey. 

It was good working there. This summer was a good experience and getting to work with some of my best friends was really awesome. And then we all go to school together, so it’s just kind of easy. Ten the golf team, we all got along really well and getting to go to Provincials together was really fun,” said Mia Lyndon. 

Dugas told Lakeland Connect about the emotions of playing in zones and Provincials haven’t not competed before.

“I just did it for fun and then to compete right after was pretty interesting. It was really cool. I loved it,” she said. “And in zones, it was pretty nerve-racking because it was my first time, but we did really good I think all in all, together it was really good. And then Provincials that was more pressure there for sure. And I think it was really nice to have a team with me as well.” 

Kaitlynn Welsh, who is one of a few dancers on the team, was asked to compare what she enjoys more. 

“I’ve been golfing for almost as long as I’ve been dancing. But I like them both for different reasons. I find dance more competitive…but I really enjoyed the improvement in that I saw, like the couple times that I got to compete. I really saw that my score went lower.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.