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Occhiuto and Bard claim individual D10 golf titles

GUELPH — Anthony Occhiuto of St. James and Arrington Bard of Centennial captured the individual titles Thursday at the District 10 high school golf championships at the Guelph Lakes golf course.

Occhiuto had a round of 72 to claim the boys’ crown while Bard took girls’ honours with a score of 85.

The tournament also included the District 4 championships.

Henry McGowan of Shelburne’s Centre Dufferin won the boys’ title with a round of 78and Madison Ouellette of Orangeville’s Westside topped the girls’ field with a round of 88.

Occhiuto finished two strokes ahead of Zach Cameron of Centre Wellington while Connor Brown of Bishop Macdonell and Wes Gill of Ross each finished at 75. Spencer Williamson of Centennial was at 76 and was followed by the Bishop Mac foursome of Luke DeCorso at 77, Matthew Onik and Kevin Taddeo at 78 and Liam McKay at 79.

Rounding out the top five in the D10 girls’ category were Sammi Keats of Bishop Macdonell at 105, Sarah Conley of Guelph CVI at 108, Alyssa Berdusco of St. James at 109 and Janine Crelpaca of St. James at 111.

McGowan won the D4 boys’ title by retrogression as he and Erin’s Ranen Oomen-Danckert each had rounds of 78. Lukas Cowen of Palmerston’s Norwell shot a 79 while Russell Dennison of Norwell and Carter Moroney of Centre Dufferin each shot 80s

Finishing behind Ouellette in the D4 girls’ tournament were Morgan Rutledge of Centre Dufferin at 92, Honey Huang of Mount Forest’s Wellington Heights at 97 and Ashton MacDonald of Centre Dufferin at 107.

Boys team awards went to Bishop Mac in D10 and Norwell in D4.

The Bishop Mac team of Luke DeCorso, Onik, Taddeo and McKay finished with a score of 233.

The Norwell team of Cowen, Dennison, Ryley Cribbin and Noah Aitkin finished at 244.

Top four D10 boys’ teams and top four individuals who were not members of the top four teams qualify for next week’s CWOSSA tournament. They’ll be joined by the top two teams and four individuals from D4.

There were no team titles in girls’ play. Top nine individual D10 girls and top five D4 girls move on to next week’s CWOSSA tournament.

The CWOSSA girls’ tournament is scheduled for Wednesday at Port Elgin’s Saugeen golf club while the boys’ tournament is to go at the same course a day later.

  • Guelph Sports Journal