Rob Lewis fights wind, rain and gonzo greens at OFSAA tournament
By Terrance Gavan
Rob Lewis said last week that the greens would write the story.
Lewis got it right.
The greens at the Barrie Golf Club, home to the OFSAA golf tournament last week (Oct 13-14), were fast and furious.
They were bewildering for a large portion of the field.
Lewis finished tied for 64th in his first ever OFSAA tourney and he admits that the weather and the greens certainly played a role in his scores of 81 and 84 last week.
All the same, it’s a respectable finish for the young Grade 10 student who was playing against a field largely comprised of third and fourth year players.
No picnic for any of the golfers involved.
Well except for two time winner Brandon Ng – now the back to back winner of the Ontario High School (OFSAA) golfing crown.
Ng, from Toronto’s Upper Canada College, didn’t seem to mind the rain, the wind nor the lightening quick greens.
Ng shot a three-over-par 75 on both days of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations final to win the individual title with an aggregate score of 150 at the Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club.
Jonathan Kim-Moss, from Erindale Secondary in Mississauga, was runner-up with totals of 77 and 74 for 151. Zachary Kempa from Assumption, was third with a 75 and 77 for 152.
Last week Lewis told the Voice that he would be treating this first OFSAA event as a warm up for what he expects to be another two runs at the Ontario title.
His high school coach Paul Longo has every confidence in his young rising star.
A finish in the top half of the field is certainly respectable and Lewis said he’s happy with the result.