Karen Debenedet of Willodell was second with a 83 while Miya Sinclair of Queenston took third spot posting a 86, While there are only three defending champions back this year there are quite a few past winners and Markovich leads the parade with nine titles overall.
She captured three consecutive junior girls crowns in the early 1990s, then won six straight ladies titles from 2009 to 2014.
But scientists studying the Sun have seen three independent lines of reasoning indicating that the next rise to the solar peak, in 2022 or so, may be delayed or even not occur at all.
I wrote about this in an earlier post, so you can get the details there.
The past two Champion outings she has been denied a 10th title settling for second place behind Critelli both outings.