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A Tee-Riffic Season

Girls Varsity Golf Wins OAA Blue League Title
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The girls varsity golf team played at Evergreen Hills on September 29th to bring home a league championship for the first time in 8 years. All 6 girls placed in the top 10 in the tournament, including senior Gillian Iles placing 1st, senior Izzi Parrott placing 5th, senior Hope Malczynski placing 10th, junior Sophie Matthews placing 9th, junior Raquel Kraniak placing 6th, and sophomore Kalli Roelofs placing 4th.

When asked about how much this win meant to her, Senior Captain Gillian Iles stated, “Watching the program grow the past four years and to be able to lead my teammates and a captain has been an honor. I’ve been so blessed to be able to have met such a hard working group of girls to fight for that victory. So proud of my girls and this moment.”

For a team score of 177, the girls beat the second place team by a total of 14 strokes. Yet to lose a league match this season, the girls have proven themselves worthy competitors in the OAA Blue Division. Under the guidance of the new head coach Dr. Tom Harwood, they have continued to write their legacy after being the first girls golf team in Royal Oak High School history to qualify for D1 State Finals during the 2021 season.

Coach Harwood adds, “This achievement will continue to serve as a foundation for building the program and our future of continued success on the golf course.”

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Sophie Matthews, Co-Editor in Chief
Hello! My name is Sophie Matthews and I am a senior. It is my second year on staff, and I am the Co-Editor in Chief for the 2023-24 school year! I absolutely love the Acorn and everything it has to offer. My favorite aspect is getting to meet so many new people and hear about the amazing accomplishments of my peers! On the rare occasion of me not doing Acorn-related stuff, you can find me out on the golf course, playing soccer, binge-reading, listening to Harry Styles, or spending time with family and friends. I’m an avid hockey fan, and am absolutely obsessed with my cat Mouse. I am so lucky to be part of the Acorn’s 96th volume, and am extremely excited for what this year has to offer!

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