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Hole In None


By Fred Wallace


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire. "

Since we've been talking golf all week, let's keep it going.

About a week ago, somewhat unnoticed I might add, the Bluewater Athletic Golf Championship was staged at Blackhorse near Lucknow.

While I've never played at Blackhorse, virtually anyone who has teed it up there tells me it's a terrific course and would be an excellent challenge for almost every high school golfer.

The curiosity for me is that Blackhorse is about as close the Bluewater border as possible and the stated hope in certain Bluewater schools is that the championship can be rotated and hosted in a more central location for another year.

Also curious is the fate of Morgan Kirk of Owen Sound District Secondary School.

Kirk won the Bluewater Girls title at Blackhorse shooting a tidy 82 highlighted by a hole-in-one.

However, instead of moving on to the CWOSSA Championship staged earlier this week at Listowel, Kirk sat in the classroom.

The scenario apparently was that Kirk was the only OSDSS student intending to compete. Her parents were unavailable- working , I assume, and so understandably that would create a heavy toll to take an OSDSS teacher for one student for a full day, plus bring in a supply teacher to fill in for the absent teacher back at OSDSS.

It's nobody's fault, really, but it does exemplify the sometimes twisted sequences that hamper a student-athlete.

I'm Fred Wallace

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