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Golf Canada’s 2020 National Amateur Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Tsawwassen, BC – 03 August 2018 – Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, BC. (Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

OAKVILLE, ONT. (Golf Canada) – Due to continued health concerns as well as government restrictions on travel and group gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Golf Canada has cancelled all of its amateur golf competitions for the duration of the 2020 season.

The National Sport Federation had previously announced the cancellation or postponement of a number of its junior and amateur competitions scheduled through mid-June.

“National amateur competitions have been a proud focus throughout our 125-year history and while we share in the disappointment of competitors, our host clubs and event volunteers, the most important consideration is the health and safety of the people who come together at our championships,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “Ongoing travel restrictions—both international and across some provincial borders—in addition to continued restrictions on larger group gatherings and limitations on player training were significant contributors to this decision. We are also sensitive to the needs of our host clubs to ensure a safe and healthy environment for their staff and members.”

The 107th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, one of the top-ranked women’s amateur events in the world that attracts many international athletes, was scheduled to begin in five weeks at The Royal Montreal Golf Club from July 21-24. In addition, the 116th Canadian Men’s Amateur which features a 264-player field was scheduled to take place at The Glencoe Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alta. from August 3-6 – marking the 125th anniversary of this storied championship. The cancellations will mark the first time since the second World War where these two national championships will not be conducted.

Golf Canada has also announced that the National Orders of Merit will not be awarded in 2020. The purpose of the points-based rankings is to identify and give recognition top-performing male and female amateur and junior golfers across Canada who have achieved success in the golf season. The decision to not award the Orders of Merit was made recognizing the varying access Canadian golfers will have to domestic and international competitions, and the resulting difficulty in running an equitable ranking system. Golf Canada will look to resume the Orders of Merit on September 1st, 2020 for the 2021 rankings. For more information, please visit the National Orders of Merit page by clicking here.

Golf Canada and Golf Ontario previously announced the cancellation of the 7th annual World Junior Girls Championship, scheduled for September 30 – October 3, 2020 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.

Golf Canada annually conducts more than 20 championships nation-wide which play host to more than 3,000 domestic and international athletes from all corners of the world. In partnership with our host clubs, thousands of volunteers, provincial golf associations and our proud sponsors, Golf Canada is dedicated to supporting player development through world-class competition since our inception in 1895. Officiated by certified Canadian Rules of Golf referees, Golf Canada’s amateur competitions are fully compliant with golf’s international governing bodies and include marquee events such as the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships as well as the Canadian Junior Girls and Junior Boys Championships. Golf Canada’s amateur championships are proudly supported by RBC, Canadian Pacific, Sport Canada, Levelwear, Titleist and FootJoy. For more information and scheduling visit www.golfcanada.ca/competitions.

Amateur Canadian University/College Championship

UBC sweeps team divisions on dramatic final day at Canadian University/College Championship

Malcolm Bernstein/ Golf Canada

KOMOKA, Ont. – A tight leaderboard got even tighter as the final round progressed, but it was the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds who came from behind to win both the men’s and women’s team divisions at the Canadian University/College Championship at FireRock Golf Club on Friday.

It took a playoff for the men’s team to secure the victory, after they charged up the leaderboard in the final round. The Thunderbirds erased a nine-stroke advantage held by the Western Mustangs by shooting 12 under par as a team on Friday.

Andrew Harrison drained the winning birdie putt on the first playoff hole (the 18th) to win UBC’s first men’s team championship since 2016.

“I’m just excited for them,” said Chris MacDonald, head coach of the UBC men’s and women’s teams. “It was a tremendous day, and probably our best day of the year on the golf course together, so it’s a fun thing to see.”

The men’s individual division featured a packed leaderboard, with four players having a share of the lead at one point on the back nine. A playoff was needed to separate Charles Fitzsimmons and Jackson Bowery, both of Western. The duo were sitting at 8-under-par 280 after 72 holes before Fitzsimmons went on to win the playoff on the first hole, which was the 18th.

“This is definitely the highlight, it’s been a long time coming,” said Fitzsimmons, who is in his 13th year on the Mustangs golf team. “You hate to have to decide a winner between you and a guy you’ve fought so hard with. It’s unfortunate, but somebody’s got to win. He played an absolutely incredible round to even get us in the playoff beforehand.”

In the women’s team division, UBC was paced by an even-par performance from Shania Remandaban to win their fourth consecutive women’s team title. Of their four-straight championships, this one was the closest, as their 51-over-par score on the tournament was one stroke better than Laval Rouge et Or.

“I don’t think the Canadian championship has been this tight,” said MacDonald. “These girls have had quite a year, and it’s really exciting to see them in these really difficult, tight situations pull things out.”

The women’s individual competition also came down to the final hole. As she was walking up to the 18th green, Sarah Dunning of the University of Guelph trailed Remandaban by one stroke. A birdie would have forced a playoff, but Dunning drained a 30-foot eagle to win the division. The eagle capped off a 4-under-par 69 final round for Dunning, the only round in the 60s in the women’s division during the tournament.

“I hit my seven-iron to the back of the green on 18,” said Dunning. “I had a long putt for eagle. Somehow it went in and all I remember is screaming and everyone clapping. It’s probably the best moment of my golfing career.”

As the Men’s and Women’s individual winners, Fitzsimmons and Dunning receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship

Click here for more information on the 2019 Canadian University/College Championship, including full leaderboards and results.

Top-5 Men’s – Team

  1. UBC Thunderbirds, *292-280-293-276-1141 -11
  2. Western Mustangs, *286-279-291-285-1141 -11
  3. Victoria Vikes, *297-281-284-285-1147 -5
  4. Fraser Valley Cascades, *295-288-280-296-1159 +7
  5. Laval Rouge et Or, *290-288-287-295-1160 +8

UBC wins defeats Western on the first playoff hole.

Top-5 Men’s – Individual

  1. Charles Fitzsimmons, Western Mustangs, *69-68-72-71-280 -8
  2. Jackson Bowery, Western Mustangs, *70-70-73-67-280 -8
  3. Andrew Harrison, UBC Thunderbirds, *72-68-73-68-281 -7
  4. Robin Conlan, Victoria Vikes, *76-68-68-70-282 -6
  5. Josiah Dixon, Guelph Gryphons, *72-67-74-70-283 -5

Charles Fitzsimmons defeats Jackson Bowery on the first playoff hole

Top-5 Women’s – Team

  1. UBC Thunderbirds, *235-235-227-230-927 +51
  2. Laval Rouge et Or, *234-223-234-237-928 +52
  3. Victoria Vikes, *237-229-239-232-937 +61
  4. Waterloo Warriors, *248-244-241-238-971 +95
  5. Montréal Carabins, *250-243-237-242-972 +96

Top-5 Women’s – Individual

  1. Sarah Dunning, Guelph Gryphons, *80-77-76-69-302 +10
  2. Shania Remandaban, UBC Thunderbirds, *77-77-76-73-303 +11
  3. Sukriti Harjai, Victoria Vikes, *77-75-78-75-305 +13
  4. Elanna Lachaine-DeMarchi, Waterloo Warriors, *78-76-77-75-306 +14
  5. Nicole Gargarella, Victoria Vikes, *79-76-77-79-311 +19
Amateur Canadian University/College Championship

Western and Laval hold lead heading into final day at Canadian University/College Championship

Malcolm Bernstein/ Golf Canada

KOMOKA, Ont. – The skies remained overcast, and Western and Laval stayed on top of the leaderboard for the third consecutive day in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, at the Canadian University/College Championship at FireRock Golf Club Thursday.

The Western University Mustangs maintained their lead atop the standings after round three, thanks to Charles Fitzsimmons, who shot an even-par 72 and Jackson Bowery, who signed a 1-over-par 73 scorecard. The Mustangs now sit at 8-under for the tournament, six shots ahead of the University of Victoria Vikes. At one point in the day, the Mustangs’ lead over the Vikes was 12 shots.

“I’m thrilled with the way we’ve played this week,” said Western men’s golf head coach Jim Waite. “We played superbly the first two days. We hit a bit of a hiccup today, which brings us back to the field. It will be on us tomorrow to do it again with people behind us.”

In the women’s team division, Laval’s Catherine Gariépy and Anais Galas both shot four-over on day three, helping to maintain the Rouge et Or’s cushion over the field. The three-time defending champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds are six shots behind Laval, at 40-over.

“I feel they’re doing great,” Laval women’s head coach Kevin Bergeron said of his players. “They’re driving really well. It’s a course where you need a good drive and they’re hitting a lot of greens in regulation.”

Fitzsimmons continues to lead the men’s individual competition at 7-under, but two of his opponents rocketed up the leaderboard. Mackenzie Dasti (Ontario Tech University) now sits one shot back after shooting 4-under 68, and Baptiste Mory (Laval) is at 5-under.

In the individual women’s division, Gariépy of Laval leads by two strokes after carding a 4-over 77 in round three, and the leaderboard is tight behind her. Sukriti Harjai (University of Victoria) and Shania Remandaban (University of British Columbia) sit at 11-over on the tournament, two shots back of Gariépy heading into the final round.

The Women’s and Men’s Individual winners receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship.

Click here for more information on the event, including tomorrow’s tee times and full leaderboard.

Amateur Canadian University/College Championship

Western and Laval maintain top spots midway through Canadian University/College Championship

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KOMOKA, Ont. – The Western University Mustangs and the Université Laval Rouge et Or remained atop the leaderboard in the men’s and women’s team divisions, respectively, after the second round of the Canadian University/College Championship at FireRock Golf Club on Wednesday.

The duo of Charles Fitzsimmons and Jackson Bowery finished in first and T3 individually, helping the Mustangs to an 11-under-par 565 for the tournament, seven shots ahead of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds in second place. In the women’s division, Catherine Gariépy put together another solid round, leading Laval to a score of 19 over par through two rounds, nine shots ahead of runner-ups Victoria Vikes.

Fitzsimmons, who is from London, Ont., held a share of the lead heading into round two, and carded 4-under-par 68 to give himself the outright lead. Fitzsimmons is two shots ahead of Guelph’s Josiah Dixon, who moved into second place with a 5-under-par 67, the lowest individual men’s score in round two.

Three players trail Dixon by one shot for second rank; Bowery, Andrew Harrison (UBC) and Gordon Gibson (University of Toronto). All three sit at 4-under par for the tournament.

Gariépy of the Rouge et Or took over first place in the women’s individual standings. Her 5-over-par performance through two rounds gives her the lead, trailed closely by Victoria’s Sukriti Harjai (+6). Gariépy’s Laval teammates Noémie Ouellette and Florence Leduc fired the low rounds of the day at even par (73).

The women’s and men’s Individual winners receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship.

Click here for more information on the event, including tomorrow’s tee times and full leaderboard.

Top-5 Men’s – Team

1 Western University Mustangs -11 (565)
2 University of British Columbia Thunderbirds -4 (572)
3 Université Laval Rouge et Or +2 (578)
3 University of Victoria Vikes +2 (578)
5 Waterloo Warriors +6 (582)

Top-5 Men’s – Individual

1 Charles Fitzsimmons, Western University, -7 (137)
2 Josiah Dixon, University of Guelph, -5 (139)
T3 Jackson Bowery, Western University, -4 (140)
T3 Andrew Harrison, University of British Columbia, -4 (140)
T3 Gordon Gibson, University of Toronto, -4 (140)

Top-5 Women’s – Team

1 Laval Rouge et Or +19
2 Victoria Vikes +28
3 University of British Columbia Thunderbirds +32
4 University of Waterloo Warriors +54
5 Université de Montréal Carabins +55

Top-5 Women’s – Individual  

1 Catherine Gariépy, Université Laval, +5 (151)
2 Sukriti Harjai, University of Victoria, +6 (152)
T3 Shania Remandaban, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, +8 (154)
T3 Noémie Ouellette, Université Laval, +8 (154)
T3 Elanna Lachaine-DeMarchi, University of Waterloo, +8 (154)

Amateur Canadian University/College Championship

Western and Laval lead tight leaderboard after round one of Canadian University/College Championship

KOMOKA, Ont. – Under overcast skies, the Canadian University/College Championship got underway Tuesday at FireRock Golf Club, resulting in a  three-way tie for the lead in the men’s division. Kate Johnston of the University of British Columbia (UBC) paced the women’s division, ending the day with a one-stroke advantage.

Charles Fitzsimmons of the Western University Mustangs shot 3-under par 69 to share first place, helping the Mustangs take control of the men’s team championship, while Catherine Gariépy paced the Université de Laval Rouge et Or women to first place, with a 1-over 74.

Playing a mere 15 minutes from their London, Ont. campus, the Mustangs are four strokes ahead of the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks and the Université de Laval Rouge & Or. Western is 2 under par after round one.

Three players are nose-to-nose in the men’s individual championship. Fitzsimmons, Michael Harrison (Augustana University) and Jaron Brown (Wilfrid Laurier University) all signed off on 3-under scorecards, establishing a one-stroke lead over the field.

UBC’s Kate Johnston of Ayr, Ont., fired an even-par 73, finishing one shot ahead of Gariépy in the women’s individual competition. A UBC Thunderbird has won the individual women’s title in each of the last three years.

Shania Remandaban (UBC), Laura Upenieks (University of Toronto) and Sukriti Harjai (University of Victoria) each carded 4-over 77, and are T3 behind Johnston and Gariépy.

Laval hold a one shot advantage over the Thunderbirds in the women’s team competition. The Rouge & Or collectively registered 15-over-par 234 in round one.

The individual champions in the women’s and men’s competitions receive exemptions into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship.

Click here for more information on the event, including tomorrow’s tee times and full leaderboard.

Top-5 Men’s – Team

  1. Western Mustangs, *143-143-286 -2
  2. Laurier Golden Hawks, *148-142-290 +2
  3. Laval Rouge et Or, *143-147-290 +2
  4. UBC Thunderbirds, *145-147-292 +4
  5. Waterloo Warriors, *144-149-293 +5

Top-5 Men’s – Individual

  1. Jaron Brown, Laurier Golden Hawks, *35-34-69 -3
  2. Charles Fitzsimmons, Western Mustangs, *35-34-69 -3
  3. Michael Harrison, Augustana Vikings, *34-35-69 -3
  4. Jackson Bowery, Western Mustangs, *36-34-70 -2
  5. Gordon Gibson, Toronto Varsity Blues, *35-35-70 -2
  6. Cameron Griffin, Humber Hawks, *34-36-70 -2
  7. Nicholas Workun, Ottawa Gee Gees, *37-33-70 -2

Top-5 Women’s – Team

  1. Laval Rouge et Or, *115-119-234 +15
  2. UBC Thunderbirds, *116-119-235 +16
  3. Victoria Vikes, *119-118-237 +18
  4. Waterloo Warriors, *123-125-248 +29
  5. Montréal Carabins, *121-129-250 +31

Top-5 Women’s – Individual  

  1. Kate Johnston, UBC Thunderbirds, *35-38-73 E
  2. Catherine Gariépy, Laval Rouge et Or, *34-40-74 +1
  3. Sukriti Harjai, Victoria Vikes, *38-39-77 +4
  4. Shania Remandaban, UBC Thunderbirds, *37-40-77 +4
  5. Laura Upenieks, Toronto Varsity Blues, *39-38-77 +4
Amateur Canadian University/College Championship

Canadian University/College Championship heads to FireRock Golf Club

FireRock Golf Club

KOMOKA, Ont. – Canada’s top student-athlete golfers will descend on FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont. from May 28-31 for the 2019 Canadian University/College Championship.

2019 marks the 17th playing of the event, which was established in 2003 by Golf Canada to give the country’s best college and university golfers a chance to compete at a national championship.

The Fanshawe College Falcons will host the event this year at the picturesque FireRock Golf Club.

Designed by Thomas McBroom, FireRock features captivating landforms, ragged handmade bunkers and environmentally significant Savannah grasses.

“We are thrilled to welcome the best Canadian student golfers to FireRock Golf Club,” said host club Director of Golf & Events Amanda Cosentino. “We’re looking forward to a competitive championship and showcasing our beautiful course.”

Golf Canada prides itself on conducting a top-notch tournament that is the highest level of national competition for college and university golfers in the country.

“The Canadian University/College Championship provides a unique opportunity for the best student-athlete golfers in Canada to represent their school and compete for a national championship,” said Tournament Director Dan Hyatt. “Golf Canada is proud to conduct this event to showcase the talent from universities and colleges across the country.”

In 2018, Avril Li went wire-to-wire to capture the women’s individual title and help the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds to their third consecutive Canadian University/College Championship. Li was the only female competitor to shoot under par, finishing at four-under, a full seven strokes ahead of the competition.

Daniel Campbell of the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades captured the individual men’s title by shooting three rounds in the 60s during the tournament. Campbell’s play helped UFV win the team title, becoming the first host school to win the team championship since 2014.

The 72-hole stroke play competition will feature 20 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams from across the country vying for the national championship titles.

Following the third round, the field will be reduced to the top 10 men’s teams and top six women’s teams, or any team within 15 shots of the lead. Individuals within 10 shots of third place will also make the cut, or any player within the top 10. Additional information regarding the 2019 championship can be found here.

FireRock Golf Club was selected by Golf Canada as the 2018 Future Links Facility of the Year.

FAST FACTS

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds are this year’s defending champions in the Men’s and Women’s Division, respectively.

Last year, Daniel Campbell became the first non-UBC competitor to win the men’s individual title since 2013.

The UBC women have won 13 of the last 16 team event titles – easily the most in the competition’s history. The T-Birds also have the most men’s team championships with five.

The individual men’s and women’s champions receive exemptions into the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, respectively. The top three Men’s and Women’s individual finishers qualify for the FISU Universiade Games.

For pairings and additional information, click here.

Men’s Teams

Bishop’s University Gaiters
Brock University Badgers
Fanshawe College Falcons
Humber College Hawks
McGill University Redman
McMaster University Marauders
Queen’s University Gaels
St. Lawrence College Vikings
Université Laval Rouge et Or
Université du Montréal Carabins
University of Alberta Golden Bears
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds
University of the Fraser Valley Cascades
University of Guelph Gryphons
University of Manitoba Bisons
University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
University of Victoria Vikes
University of Waterloo Warriors
Western University Mustangs
Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks

Women’s Teams

Medicine Hat College Rattlers
Queen’s University Gaels
Université Laval Rouge et Or
Université du Montréal Carabins
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Heat
University of Manitoba Bisons
University of Toronto Varsity Blues
University of Victoria Vikes
University of Waterloo Warriors
University of Windsor Lancers
Western University Mustangs

Canadian University/College Championship

Cascades, Thunderbirds hold on to win Canadian University/College Championship

Daniel Campbell & Avril Li
Daniel Campbell & Avril Li(Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

Campbell and Li earn medallist honours

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — History was made at the Canadian University/College Championship as Avril Li went wire-to-wire to lead the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds to their third-consecutive win in the women’s team division, while Daniel Campbell helped the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades become the first host institution to win a team title since the 2014 University of Manitoba Bisons.

Once again, the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades showed that they were the team to beat, leading all four rounds of the men’s team tournament to earn a well-fought victory. Going into the final day with a spectacular 18-shot lead, the Cascades successfully held on to win the men’s team title with an overall 26-under-par 1126.

“For the guys, it was just a dream week. We got off to a hot start and got a little bit better each day,” said UFV coach Chris Bertram, the pride in his team evident in his voice. “It’s amazing. To have all our friends and family here to cheer us on makes it special.”

The University of Victoria Vikes maintained their second-place spot and finished the tournament with a 9-under-par 1143, 17 strokes behind the Cascades. The University of Manitoba Bisons scored the lowest round of the day but ended up third, with an even-par 1152 total.

Leading the way for the UFV Cascades was Daniel Campbell, who held onto his third-round lead to come out on top in the men’s individual draw. Campbell, who joined the Cascades in 2017, closed out the tournament with a final 11-under-par 277.

For Campbell, helping the Cascades win the men’s team division meant the most.

“The best part has to be winning the team event,” he said with a huge smile. “Winning the individual is extra but we’re here to win team championships.”

Vancouver Island University Mariners player Wyatt Brook fired the lowest-round of the day, a 4-under to end the tournament sharing a piece of second with Baptiste Mory of the Université Laval Rouge et Or at a tournament total of 7-under-par 281.

Throughout all four rounds of the tournament, UBC dominated the women’s team event. With a 20-stroke advantage heading into the final day, the Thunderbirds successfully defending their titles with a tournament total of 19-over-par 883. This win cements their momentous presence in the tournament, making it their 13th victory in the women’s team division.

“It was really fun. We had three freshman play pretty well and then Avril Li has played a great tournament, said UBC coach Chris MacDonald. “We’ve been away now for three straight weeks so our players are excited but ready to go home and get some rest.”

The University of Victoria Vikes ended the tournament 34 strokes back of the lead at 53-over-par 917. The Cascades jumped two spots to third, rounding out the top-three women’s teams with 58-over-par 922

In the women’s individual competition,Thunderbirds junior Avril Li earned medallist honours at 4-under to help secure victory for the Thunderbirds. The Port Moody, B.C., talent started the tournament off tied for first place with fellow teammate Kelly Hellman before claiming solo-first in the other three rounds.

“I’m so proud of my team”, said Li excitedly when asked about her day. “I was a bit shaky personally in the start but after five holes it got better.”

Sarah Dunning of the University of Guelph Gryphons got off to a rough start with back-to-back bogeys on the second and third hole but managed to hold on to second place with an overall 3-over-par 291. University of Toronto Varsity Blues’ Ana Peric finished third with a 7 over.

The women’s and men’s individual winners receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship. The top three men’s and women’s individual finishers qualify for the 2019 Summer Universiade.

Click here for information on the tournament; credit to Chuck Russell/Golf Canada.

TOP-5 MEN’S TEAMS

1. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades (-26, 278-277-284-287 – 1126)

2. University of Victoria Vikes (-9, 295-278-284 – 1143)

3.University of Manitoba Bisons(E, 298-284-288-282 – 1152)

T4. University of Ottawa Gee-Gees (+5, 297-289-284-287 – 1157)

T4. Humber College Hawks (+5, 298-285-281-293 – 1157)

TOP-5 WOMEN’S TEAMS

  1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (+19, 221-224-219-219 – 883)
  2. University of Victoria Vikes (+53, 226-232-226-233 – 917)
  3. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades(+58, 236-223-239-224 – 922)
  4. Université de Montréal Carabins (+62, 223-230-237-236 – 926)
  5. University of Toronto Varsity Blues (+65, 234-232-228-235 – 929)

TOP-3 MEN’S INDIVIDUAL

1. Daniel Campbell, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades (-11, 69-69-68-71 – 277)

T2. Wyatt Brook, Vancouver Island University Mariners (-7, 68-72-73-68 – 281)

T2. Baptiste Mory, Université Laval Rouge et Or (-7, 70-69-73-69 – 281)

TOP-3 WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL

  1. Avril Li, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (-4, 72-71-69-72 – 284)
  2. Sarah Dunning, University of Guelph Gryphons (+3, 73-77-67-74 – 291)
  3. Ana Peric, University of Toronto Varsity Blues (+7, 75-73-73-74 – 295)

Click here for full scoring.

Canadian University/College Championship

UBC and UFV hold on to commanding leads heading into final round of Canadian University/College Championship

UFV Cascades
UFV Cascades (Credit: Golf Canada)

Individual leaders Li and Campbell help keep their teams into top positions heading to final day

 CHILLIWACK, B.C. – It was another momentous day for UBC and UFV fans alike during the third round of the Canadian University/College Championship at Chilliwack Golf Club on Thursday. For the third consecutive day, the Thunderbirds and Cascades lead the women’s and men’s divisions, respectively, going into the final round.

The UBC Thunderbirds are one round away from continuing their historic showing in the women’s team event after posting a collective 16-over-par 664 and earning a strong 20-stroke lead over the University of Victoria Vikes. The Vikes moved up to second with an overall score of 36-over-par 684 while the Université de Montréal Carabins sit third at 42-over-par 690. Rounding out the top-six women’s teams advancing to the final round are the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and Université Laval Rouge et Or.

The Thunderbirds’ own Avril Li is definitely one to watch as she chases a potential wire-to-wire victory in this year’s women’s individual competition. Even back-to-back birdies couldn’t bring the Port Moody, B.C., talent down as she held on to her lead at 4 under.

Sarah Dunning from the University of Guelph played her heart out to recover after a difficult second round. Thanks to seven birdies and an eagle, Dunning earned the lowest round of the day (-5) and will start the final round in second with a current tournament total to 1-over. Rounding out the top three is Ana Peric of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, who fell one spot back into solo-third.

Meanwhile, host school University of the Fraser Valley Cascades are primed to follow in the footsteps of the 2014 University of Manitoba Bisons —the last host institution to win a team title— as they hold the lead in the men’s team division for the third straight round with a considerable 18 stroke advantage.

“We came into this knowing it was going to be a hard four day grind,” said Cascades coach, Chris Bertram. “Just because we have a bit of a cushion doesn’t mean we aren’t going to come out here and look to put our best foot forward with a solid effort.”

The University of Victoria Vikes go into the final day in second with a combined score of 7-under-par 857 ahead of the UBC Thunderbirds, who are in third with a team total of 6-under-par 858. They are joined by the Humber College Hawkswith a total score of 864, as well as the University of Manitoba Bisons and University of Ottawa Gee-Gees at 6-under-par 870.

The Université Laval Rouge et Or, Western University Mustangs, Université de Montréal Carabins and Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks also advance to the final day of the tournament.

It was a tight race in the men’s individual edition during the third round, but Cascades player Daniel Campbell came on top after firing a 10 under.

“The first two holes were a little rough but I bounced back from there and just played really well on the back-nine,” said Campbell who was recently named PACWEST male athlete of the year. “It always feels good to be on top, especially with only one hole left.”

Four strokes separate Campbell from fellow teammate Zach Olson, who posted a 6-under to share a piece of second with University of Victoria Vikes’ Lawren Rowe.

For more information on the tournament, please click here.

Click here for full scoring.

 

Canadian University/College Championship

UFV and UBC maintain top spots at Canadian University/ College Championship

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CHILLIWACK, B.C. – The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds remained atop the leaderboard in the men’s and women’s team divisions, respectively, after the second round of the Canadian University/College Championships at Chilliwack Golf Club.

Everyone kept their eyes peeled on the host team as the Cascades continued to dominate the men’s team competition. They sit in top position with a substantial 12-shot lead at 21-under-par 555, in large part thanks to top-three finishes by three of their golfers – Zach Olson, Daniel Campbell and Halen Davis. The UBC Thunderbirds posted the lowest team score of the day, sitting in second with a combined score of 9-under-par 567. The third spot belongs to the University of Victoria Vikes, who earned a team total of 3-under-par 573.

In the individual men’s category, the Cascades’ own Olson entered the day in a three-way tie for first and never looked back.

“I went out with the same game plan”said Olson. “I kept the ball in play and hit a lot of fairways and greens today, so it was steady.”

The Strathmore, Alta. talent ending the second round sitting in solo-first at 7-under-par 137, one stroke ahead of teammate Daniel Campbell who moved up two spots to second. Davis, also of the Cascades, shares the T3 spot with Baptiste Mory of the Université Laval Rouge et Or and UBC’s Andrew Harrison at 5-under-par 139.

The low-score of the day goes to Vikes player Lawren Rowe, who carded a 7-under 65 for an overall 140.

In the women’s division, the Thunderbirds continue their historic lead with an overall team score of 13-over-par 445. The Université de Montréal Carabins are second, 8 strokes behind at 21-over-par 453 while the University of Victoria Vikes sit in third at 26-over-par 458.

Thunderbirds golfer Avril Li began the day sharing the lead with fellow teammate Kelly Hellman. Though a double bogey on her second hole threatened her lead, Li managed to stay ahead card a 1 under to end the second round in solo-first with a comfortable 5-stroke lead.

“Overall it was a pretty consistent round, pretty similar to yesterday,” said Li. “I had one bad hole on number 2 but I didn’t let that bother me just stuck to my game plan.”

Veronique Fortin-Latreille of the Université de Montréal Carabins had a difficult front-nine with back-to-back bogeys and a double bogey but ended her day strong after an eagle on the 18th hole. Fortin-Latreille shares second with Ana Peric of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and Victoria Vikes’ Quinn Fitzgerald at 3 over.

The women’s and men’s individual winners receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship. The top three men’s and women’s individual finishers qualify for the 2019 Summer Universiade.

For more information on the tournament, please click here.

TOP-5 MEN’S TEAMS

  1. University of Fraser Valley Cascades  -21(555)
  2. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds -9(567)
  3. University of Victoria Vikes  -3(573)
  4. Université Laval Rouge et Or  E(576)
  5. Université de Montréal Carabins  +5(581)

TOP-5 WOMEN’S TEAMS

  1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds +13(445)
  2. Université de Montréal Carabins +21(453)
  3. University of Victoria Vikes +26(458)
  4. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades +27(459)
  5. University of Toronto Varsity Blues +34(466)

TOP-5 MEN’S INDIVIDUAL

1. Zach Olson University of Fraser Valley Cascades *68-69-137 -7

2. Daniel Campbell University of Fraser Valley Cascades *69-69-138  -6

T3. Halen Davis   University of Fraser Valley Cascades   *70-69-69  -5

T3. Baptiste Mory   Université Laval Rouge et Or     *70-69-69  -5

T3. Andrew Harrison  University of British Columbia Thunderbirds  *72-67-139  -5

TOP-5 WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL

1. Avril Li University of British Columbia Thunderbirds *72-71-143  -1

T2. Veronique Fortin-Latreille Université de Montréal Carabins   *73-75-148 +4

T2. Ana Peric  University of Toronto Varsity Blues  *75-73-148  +4

T2. Quinn Fitzgerald  University of Victoria Vikes   *74-74-148  +4

T5. Veronica Vetesnik  University of Manitoba Bisons *73-73-149 +5

T5. Emily Leung  Simon Fraser University Clan  *73-73-149 +5

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Canadian University/College Championship

UBC Thunderbirds and Fraser Valley Cascades top the leaderboard at the Canadian University/College Championship

Chilliwack Golf Course
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Hellman, Lee, Graham, Olson and Brook top individual standings

CHILLIWACK, B.C. –An overcast first round of the Canadian University/College Championship saw five individuals sit atop the leaderboard today at Chilliwack Golf Club.

Zack Olson shot a 4-under to share a piece of 4th and give host team University of the Fraser Valley Cascades a commanding lead, while Kelly Hellman and Avril Li carded an even-par to help defending women’s champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds top the women’s competition.

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s team earned a combined 10-under par to earn a commanding lead, building a 13-shot advantage over defending men’s team champion Université Laval Rouge et Or who posted a 3-over par. University of Guelph Gryphons are currently in third with a 4-over par.

Three players in the men’s individual championship – Adam Graham (Brock University Badgers), Wyatt Brook (Vancouver Island University Mariners), and Zach Olson (University of the Fraser Valley Cascades) – head into tomorrow in first place at 4-under par.

Thunderbirds Kelly Hellman of Nelson, B.C. and Avril Li of Port Moody, B.C. both fired an even-par 72 to earn top spots in the women’s individual competition. The Thunderbirds have won 12 of the past 15 editions of the women’s team event.

Veronique Fortin-Latreille of the Université de Montréal Carabins and Sarah Dunning of the University of Guelph Gryphons are very close behind, sitting second in the women’s individual competition one stroke behind at 1-over par.

With a combined score of 5-over par, the Thunderbirds are two strokes ahead of the Université de Montréal Carabins, who posted a team score of 7-over par on day one. The University of Victoria Vikes sit in third place at 10-over par.

The Women’s and Men’s Individual winners receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship. The top-three Men’s and Women’s individual finishers qualify for the FISU Universiade Games.

For more information on the event, including tomorrow’s tee times and current results, can be found here.

TOP-5 MEN’S – TEAM

1 University of the Fraser Valley Cascades.                -10.       F          -10       278

2 Université Laval Rouge et Or                                      +3        F*         +3        291

3 University of Guelph Gryphons                                  +4        F          +4        292

T4. Université de Montréal Carabins                            +5        F          +5        293

T4. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds      +5        F          +5        293

 

TOP-5 MEN’S – INDIVIDUAL

T1. Adam Graham                            Brock University Badgers                                 *35-33-68 -4

T1. Wyatt Brook                                Vancouver Island University Mariners          *35-33-68 -4

T1. Zack Olson                                   University of the Fraser Valley Cascades       *32-36-68 -4

T4. Nicholas Striker                          University of Guelph Gryphons                      *34-35-69 -3

T4. Daniel Campbell                         University of the Fraser Valley Cascades      *32-37-69 +2

 

TOP-5 WOMEN’S – TEAM

  1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds         +5        F          +5        221
  2. Université de Montréal Carabins                               +7         F*         +7        223
  3. University of Victoria Vikes                                        +10       F          +10      226
  4. University of Toronto Varsity Blues                           +18      F         +18      234
  5. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades                 +20       F          +20      236

 

TOP-5 WOMEN’S – INDIVIDUAL

T1. Kelly Hellman                                    University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.  *35-37-72 E

T1. Avril Li                                                University of British Columbia Thunderbirds   *36-36-72 E

T3. Veronique Fortin-Latreille             Université de Montréal Carabins                         *38-35-73 +1

T3. Sarah Dunning                                  University of Guelph Gryphons                            *38-35-73 +1

T5. Mylène Limoges                                Université de Montréal Carabins                         *37-37-74 +2

T5. Quinn Fitzgerald                               University of Victoria Vikes                                  *41-33-74 +2

 

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