Western men, Toronto women claim 2012 OUA golf titles
Ontario Univeristy Athetics names golf all-stars
Jessica Barrett/ OUA
Published on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 02:42PM EDT
The final round of the 2012 Ontario Univeristy Athetics (OUA) golf championship took place Tuesday at Grey Silo Golf Club in Waterloo, Ont. as the Toronto Varsity Blues captured the women’s title and the Western Mustangs took home the championship trophy on the men’s side. Both Toronto and Western maintained the leads that they established in the first round to claim the OUA banners.
In men’s competition, the Mustangs tied the Waterloo Warriors with a two-day team total of 588 but were declared the gold medalists with their fifth golfer edging Waterloo’s by three strokes. The Guelph Gryphons rounded out the top three, only three strokes back of Western and Waterloo at 591.
The Blues reclaimed the championship trophy on the women’s side after the Waterloo Warriors held the top spot the last two years. It is the second time in four years that the Blues have earned the overall team gold medal, shooting a two-day total of 465. The aforementioned Warriors were eight strokes back firing a 465 while the Western Mustangs claimed the third spot with a score of 499.
Chris Hemmerich (Kitchener, Ont.) of the Guelph Gryphons shot lights out on back-to-back days to earn the men’s individual gold medal. Hemmerich fired a two-day total 5-under, 137 to grab top spot. Toronto golfer, Philip Arci (Woodbridge, Ont.) grabbed second spot with a 3-under, 139 while Waterloo’s Gajan Sivabalasingham (Stouffville, Ont.) had a strong final round (68) to climb his way into third spot overall.
On the women’s side, the lone golfer for the Windsor Lancers, Meaghan Pototschnik (Stratford, Ont.) defended her 2011 title with two consistent rounds to claim the women's overall gold. Pototschnik recorded a two-day total of 7-over, 149 to solidfy her place at the top. Third-year Waterloo Warrior Devon Rizzo (Brantford, Ont.) equaled Pototschnik’s final round 75 on day two but could not climb into the gold medal spot. Rizzo settled for silver with her total of 10-over, 152. Toronto's Sarah Dunning (Kitchener, Ont.) was another three strokes back of Rizzo to earn the bronze.
OUA WOMEN'S GOLF ALL-STARS
- Meaghan Pototschnik - Windsor
- Devon Rizzo - Waterloo
- Sarah Dunning - Toronto
- Rylie Wilson - Toronto
- Laura Upenieks – Toronto
- Jane Tang – Waterloo
- Stefanie Bothwell – Waterloo
- Jessie Mercer – Western
- Rebecca Priest – Toronto
- Samantha Coates – Carleton
OUA Women's Golf Coach of the Year: Chris Tortorice - Toronto
OUA MEN'S GOLF ALL-STARS
- Chris Hemmerich – Guelph
- Philip Arci - Toronto
- Gajan Sivabalasingham - Waterloo
- Charles Fitzsimmons – Western
- Mark Young - McMaster
- Simon McInnis – Waterloo
- Paul Larsh – Carleton
- Curtis Dancy – Ottawa
- Echo Chan – Queen’s
- Michael Ayotte – Windsor
- Jeff Clarke – Brock
OUA Men’s Golf Coach of the Year: Jim Waite - Western