By June Norvila
Young golfers from the Bentley school faired well, even with a lack of practice and teaching time available.
The junior high 1-J Wolf Creek Schools golf championship was hosted by the Bentley school at the Last Hill Golf & R.V. Park at Eckville on Sept. 22. The Bentley junior high boys brought back the championship banner by finishing in first place, five strokes ahead of Eckville.
The team consisted of Grade 8’s Kash Philibert and Matthew Day, and Grade 9’s Mark Hawkings, Kevin Wilson, and Peter Mueller.
The Bentley junior high girls team competing consisted of Grade 7 Taryn Heagy, and Grade 9’s Taylor Starling, Sevan Schmidt, and Hayley Lush. They finished fourth by 25 strokes over Crestomere.
Other schools participating included Crestomere, Clive, Ponoka Christian, Father Lacombe, and Eckville.
On September 21 Bentley participated in the senior high school CASAA 1A/2A Zone Golf Championships hosted by New Norway at the Silver Creek Golf Course.
There were eight Bentley competitors.
Girls competing included Grade 11 Lindsey Heagy who came in tied in 15th in individual play, Grade 12’s Jenna Seater and Randi Gordon who were tied in 19th, and Grade 10 Shelby Duncan came in 21st. They were proud to have placed ahead of Eckville, which is where Bentley school athletic director Stephen Lush just came from.
Boys participating were from Grade 12. Jordan Hansen came in tied for 9th in individual play. Kevin Liner came in tied in 14th. Duncan Henry was tied in 33rd, and Colin Sanders tied for 45th. They were also happy to place ahead of Eckville.
Some of the other schools competing were Rimbey, Eckville, Caroline, Spruceview, Daysland, Provost, Consort, Bowden, Bashaw, Wainwright, New Norway and many more.