Field is set for the 2017 PING CCAA Golf National Championships

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(Golf Canada)

OSHAWA – Durham College is set to welcome the top Canadian collegiate golfers next week as they play host to the 2017 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships. The four-round championship will take place from October 17-20 at Royal Ashburn Golf Club.

“Royal Ashburn will be an excellent venue to host this years’ national championship,” said Ken Babcock, Durham College athletic director. “The media, sponsors and friends of the program had a chance to try out the course earlier in the month at the kick-off event and it is second to none. I am certain that it will provide a challenge for all of the participants involved next week.”

The opening ceremony will take place on Monday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. followed by the official practice round. The CCAA championship banquet will take place at 7 p.m. Jostens is the official supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet. The first round of the championship will tee-off on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.

Durham College heads into the tournament as the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) bronze medalists. The last time Durham hosted the national championship, the Lords won two bronze medals (team competition and Shea Varty, individual).

Durham has hosted this event three times in 2001, 2002 and 2012. Durham College also hosted the RCGA University/College golf championship in 2011.

The Lords have hosted award winning and highly regarded national championships including men’s volleyball (1990 & 2003), women’s volleyball (1990), men’s soccer (1999), women’s soccer (1999), men’s & women’s golf (2001, 2002 & 2012), baseball (2009 & 2016), men’s basketball (2011) and women’s softball (2015).

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club opened in 1962 as an 18-hole facility, and has since developed into a world-class facility, ranked among the Top 50 public golf courses in Canada.

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