Farmington’s Venetia Chap closes high school golf career on high note

By: Jonathan Szczepaniak | Farmington Press | Published November 8, 2023

 Farmington senior Venetia Chap tees off during a tournament this season.

Farmington senior Venetia Chap tees off during a tournament this season.

Photo provided by Farmington Golf


FARMINGTON — It was a proper sendoff for one of Farmington High School’s finest when it comes to the sport of golf.

Earning her third-straight regional title with an eight-stroke win Oct. 10 at West Shore Golf and Country Club in Grosse Ile, Farmington senior Venetia Chap qualified for her fourth and final state finals appearance.

A curtain call, if you will, for the three-time regional champion, three-time all-State honoree and 2022 Detroit High School Sports Awards Girls Golfer of the Year nominee.

At the Division 1 State Finals Oct. 21 at Forest Akers West in East Lansing, Chap finished 13th in a field of over 108 golfers as her final round score of 73 propelled her up the leaderboards. Chap finished in 10th last season at the state finals.

A do-it-all kind of player, Chap is dominant in every aspect of her game, Farmington coach Mark Azeez said.

“She doesn’t have a lot of weaknesses,” Azeez said. “She practices hard and she practices a lot, and she practices all aspects of her game. She’s just a well-rounded player.”

Alongside her regional championship this year, Chap carried a 71 average on the course in tournament play and etched her name into the Farmington record books. Chap set the record last season for lowest round score, and her 65 in Farmington’s first Oakland Activities Association-White league tournament this season would break her previous school record.

With all the awards and accomplishments, the memory of playing with her older sister, Sydney Chap, on varsity trumps them all.

Sydney Chap, a 2022 graduate from Farmington, was able to play alongside Venetia for two seasons before graduating, and that’s an experience Venetia said she’ll never forget.

“I can’t describe in words how it makes me feel,” Venetia Chap said. “My sister is a best friend to me, and I cherish the time we spent together, especially since I rarely get to see her anymore. Playing together made me more competitive and made our team stronger than before.”

Gracing all-State teams and leading Farmington to a regional championship with her sister in 2021, Chap has had a memorable high school golf run.

Chap plans to continue her successful golf career on the collegiate level next season at Davenport University.

Chap said she’ll never forget her time on the course as a Farmington Falcon.

“I feel like my high school golf seasons have gone by very fast and that these past four years have meant a lot to me,” Chap said. “The past years of golfing will set me on a path of playing golf in college. Looking back, I will also miss my high school coach very much, because without him, I would not have become the golfer I am now. I am truly grateful for this experience.”