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Bishop Ryan student Johnny Travale, shown here at GHAC,  finishes 4th in OFSAA golf. Photo by Gerry Graham.

HWCDSB students place 4th and 27th in provincial golf championship

By Larry Moko

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic duo of Johnny Travale and Luca Carestia placed fourth and 27threspectively at the 2017 Ontario high school boys’ golf championships in Kingsville.

The two-day, 36-hole annual competition concluded Thursday at the 6,534-yard Kingsville Golf and Country Club.

Travale, from Bishop Ryan, carded a final-round 2-over-par 74 to finish with a 145 total, five shots behind individual winner Ethan Cardwell of Courtice.

Matthew Anderson of Mentor College in Mississauga placed second and Peyton Callens of Simcoe Holy Trinity came third.

Carestia, a Grade 11 student from Bishop Tonnos, had a two-round total of 161 (77-84).

In team play, the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference champion Corpus Christi Longhorns of Burlington – Marcus Khaw, Ben Honda, Matthew Flood and Colton Peak – ended up third.

Cardwell, who shot a blazing 5-under 67 for the final 18 holes at OFSAA, captured the Investors Group Ontario bantam boys’ golf championship last August. And that was the same event Travale won in 2015.

In girls’ golf, at the OFSAA Festival in North Bay, Payton Bennett of Cardinal Newman (88-88—176) came 21st overall while Megan Miron of ACMT finished was 25th (90-89—179). The winning 36-hole score was Strathroy’s Taylor Kehoe (155).

Bishop Ryan's Johnny Travale qualifies for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations tournament next week in Kingsville.Photo by Gerry Graham. Bishop Ryan's Johnny Travale was offered an NCAA golf scholarship by Kent State University last year. And recently, Golf Canada added Travale to its National Junior Development Squad. Photo by Gerry Graham.

Bishop Ryan’s Johnny Travale scores ticket to OFSAA

By Larry Moko
Those in the know continue to be impressed by the golf skills of Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School student Johnny Travale.

Kent State University noticed Travale’s prowess and potential in the sport last year, offering him an NCAA golf scholarship (he’s committed to begin next fall). And, recently, Golf Canada added the Hamilton Golf and Country Club member to its National Junior Development Squad.

Travale spoke of being selected to join that elite group after tying for low individual score (2-over 72) at the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference championships Thursday. The annual regional high school finale was held at the Beverly Golf and Country Club.

“I got an invite not too long ago,” Travale said. “I haven’t spent much time with them yet. But I will have to move out to Victoria at the end January for four months. I’ll be playing a lot of tournaments and travelling a lot with them. It will be a really good experience.”

High school classes will continue in British Columbia for Travale. He’ll then return to Stoney Creek in June.

“Unfortunately,” he said, “I will be in Japan at the same time as my high school graduation, so I will miss the commencement. But I will be back for the dinner-dance.”

Travale qualifies for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations tournament next week in Kingsville along with fellow Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association player, Luca Carestia, of the Bishop Tonnos Titans.

Michael Guyatt of St. Thomas More also turned in a solid round at GHAC (79).

“It was playing tough out there,” Travale said of the 6,502 yard-layout in Copetown. “I played decent considering the wind. I didn’t make enough birdies but 2-over is not bad in these conditions.”

Marcus Khaw also fired a 72. He’ll be taking part in OFSAA for a fourth time. For Travale, it will be a second appearance. He cracked the top 10 in 2015.

“I think I can play well at (at OFSAA),” Travale said. “I know a couple of my friends will be there. We’re all pretty competitive, so I’m excited to go.”

Travale says his scoring average has gone done this season and he’s feeling pretty good about his game. “I’ve rarely shot above par this year,” he said.

At the Ontario Amateur, Travale placed fourth and at the Canadian Amateur, he came a respectable 29th.

Carestia, who won the Hamilton-Halton Junior Golf Tour championship this season, says he’s pleased to earn a spot to the provincial high school tournament.

“I haven’t gone before,” the Grade 11 student said. “I was close last year.

“My irons have always been the strong part of my game. My putting improved throughout the summer, though, and I’m most proud of that.”

Carestia, who is a member at Beverly, said the winds are never usually as challenging as they were for GHAC. “Overall, I had a pretty solid round,” Carestia said. “Just a couple of bogeys coming down the stretch.”

The Bishop Tonnos team – winners of the HWCAA championship – included Carestia, Mathias Krauss, Adam Mclean and Alex Duarte.

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