Clermont girl paces Mt. Notre Dame golf team

Chelsea Carstens, the daughter of Chip and Sheri Carstens of Stonelick Township, performed record-setting services for the Mount Notre Dame High School varsity golf team.

Cartens is the captain of the Cougar varsity linksters and is only a junior. She attended elementary and junior high school at St. Louis School in Owensville.

The standout performer of the Columbia Blue, White, and Navy Blue averaged 41.6 strokes per nine-hole round. Her record-establishing performance occurred when she shot a one-under par 34 versus Dayton Carroll’s Patriots in a match that took place in Xenia.

In the Girls Greater Catholic League Tournament, the Clermont countian earned fifth place among 50 competitors and in the Division I District Tournament her 18-hole round of 80 garnered her fifth place among 72 participants.

She is much noted for and much praised and admired by her family, friends, and school coaches and administrators for her honesty and integrity. At the district tourney, she called a one-stroke penalty on herself for an improper pick and cleaned ball on the back nine of the course. Her opponents were unaware she had committed an infraction yet Carstens still called herself on it. Her heroic honesty cost her to being able to qualify for the state championship tournament.

She missed qualifying for the trip to Columbus showdown finale by just that one stroke.

She is an excellent example for Clermont County’s athletes and all athletes of either gender or any level of competition.