Canadian University/College Championship

Round Three of the 2024 Canadian University/College Championship suspended due to lightning

Canadian University/College Championship
2024 Canadian University/College Championship Photo: Brooke Murray Photography

Play suspended at 7:20 p.m. with 17 players still to finish third round; UBC Thunderbirds maintain lead in men’s and women’s team championships

SUDBURY, Ont. – The third round of the 2024 Canadian University/College Championship, presented by BDO was suspended at 7:20 p.m. due to lightning. Play will resume at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning with 17 players yet to finish their round at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club in Sudbury, Ont.

Conditions took a turn on Wednesday, with players facing strong winds and cooler temperatures into the afternoon before storms ended play in the evening.

The UBC Thunderbirds Men’s team shot a collective 3-over 291 and now sit at 19-under for the tournament and take a 42-shot lead into the final round as they look to add their eighth national championship in team history.

The Men’s individual championship looks destined for an exciting finish as UBC Thunderbird teammates John Paul Kahlert of Maple Ridge, B.C. and Aidan Schumer of Columbus, Ohio are tied at 8-under, and both were able to complete their rounds. Kahlert recorded a 2-under 70 after getting off to a strong start with four birdies on his first five holes.

Behind the duo are Owen Croft of Georgetown, Ont. (Victoria Vikes) who sits in third place at 4-under following a 71 on Wednesday and Mackenzie Bickell of Richmond, B.C. (UBC Thunderbirds) is fourth at 2-under. 2023 champion Jackson Jacob of Langley, B.C. (Fraser Valley Cascades) sits at 1-under following back-to-back rounds under par and is tied with Dylan MacDonald of Markham, Ont. (UBC Thunderbirds) for fifth.

There are 17 players in the women’s division yet to complete their third round with only a couple holes remaining. As play was suspended, the UBC Thunderbirds held the lead at 11-over for the tournament and 31 shots ahead of UBC Okanagan Heat who also were unable to complete all their rounds.

Una Chou of San Diego, Calif. (UBC Thunderbirds) maintains her lead in the individual standings with two holes remaining in her third round. Chou currently sits at 2-under and 11 shots ahead of teammate Grace Bell of Calgary, Alta. who completed her round and is 9-over for the tournament.

Julia Alexander-Carew of Oakville, Ont. (UBC Okanagan Heat) is solo third at 10-over with two holes remaining. UBC Thunderbirds’ Jessica Ng of Vancouver, B.C., Bo Brown of Mississauga, Ont. and Cindy-Cruise Koira of Victoria, B.C. round out the top five.

In the team championship, four daily scores count towards the team total with three scores daily in the women’s division. Following completion of the third round, the field will been cut to the low nine (9) men’s teams and the low six (6) women’s teams, including any team within 15 shots of the lead. Individuals within ten (10) shots of third place, or any player within the top-10, will also make the cut.

For the leaderboards following play on Wednesday, please click here. Thursday’s final round pairings and tee times once available can be found here.

Men’s Team Championship – Top 5

1UBC Thunderbirds274-280-291-19
2Victoria Vikes294-294-299+23
3Laval Rouge et Or298-291-302+27
4Montreal Carabins300-287-305+28
5Fraser Valley Cascades297-307-296+36

Women’s Team Championship – Top 5

1UBC Thunderbirds218-212*+11
2UBC Okanagan Heat228-229*+42
T3Fraser Valley Cascades242-233*+67
T3Victoria Vikes244-233-238+67
5Laval Rouge et Or244-232-244+72

Men’s Individual Championship – Top 5

T1John Paul Kahlert (UBC Thunderbirds)69-69-70-8
T1Aidan Schumer (UBC Thunderbirds)67-66-75-8
3Owen Croft (Victoria Vikes)74-67-71-4
4Mackenzie Bickell (UBC Thunderbirds)68-73-73-2
T5Jackson Jacob (Fraser Valley Cascades)74-71-70-1
T5Dylan MacDonald (UBC Thunderbirds)70-72-73-1

Women’s Individual Championship – Top 5

1Una Chou (UBC Thunderbirds)73-67*-2
2Grace Bell (UBC Thunderbirds)72-74-79+9
3Julia Alexander-Carew (UBC Okanagan Heat)73-75*+10
4Jessica Ng (UBC Thunderbirds)79-71-77+11
T5Cindy-Cruise Koira (Victoria Vikes)78-73-77+12
T5Bo Brown (UBC Thunderbirds)73-77-78+12

*Did not finish round