The Coronach School Golfers were one medal short of a clean sweep at Prairie South South East sectional playoffs in Assiniboia, as well as a hole-in-one by Cole Hicks.
Cole sunk his Titleist Pro V1 ball off the tee on hole #7 while teammate Riley Grona looked on. “I hit it behind the hole, then it rolled back and into the hole.” said Hicks about his first ever hole-in-one. While Hicks reported his reaction as a “smile”, he reports that teammate Grona, “was way more excited than I was!”
Hicks and Grona were among 53 golfers, from Coronach, Bengough, Rockglen and Assiniboia Schools, that hit the links at the Assiniboia Golf Club on Saturday, September 11, in hopes of advancing to District play. Golfers competed as individuals and some also competed on the designated teams.
In the Senior Division, all of the medals went to Coronach School athletes.
In the Boys, Riley Grona picked up the Gold Medal in the Senior Division with a 76 in 18 holes, as well as the Silver in the Bantam Division with a 39 in 9 holes. Grona will compete in the Bantam and Senior District playoffs. The Silver in Senior went to Chris Bartlett with a 77 and the Bronze to Logan Skinner with an 83. The Coronach Boys team finished first with a combined score of 228, and includes Grona, Bartlett, Skinner and Cody Bartlett (who finished fourth). They advanced to District Play in Thompson Lake on Friday, September 17.
In the Senior Girls Division, Madison Hiltz was awarded the Gold Medal with a 112; Shania Noll won Silver with a 116 and Sydney Elder the Bronze with a 123. The Girls team of Hiltz, Noll, Elder and Keirsten Bartlett, who are all Bantam aged, will compete at the District level in both the Senior and Bantam Divisions and will automatically advance in the Senior Division to the SHSAA Provincials in Humboldt on Sept 24-25. The Girls finished with a team score of 327, ahead of the Assiniboia Senior Boys team who finished with a 340.
In the Bantam Division, Tyrin Foley of Bengough, finished first with a 37 in nine holes. Riley Grona from Coronach, was awarded Silver with a 39 and Brandon Thurlow, from Coronach, was awarded the Bronze medal with a 44. The top six, that includes Foley, Grona, Thurlow, as well as Bengough’s Garret Paradis, Coronach’s Brady Resch and Michael Ludtke from Assiniboia will compete in the District competition in Assiniboia on September 18. The Bantam division does not advance past the District level.