Wednesday May 10, 2017

For the third week in a row, the UCC varsity golf team was faced with the challenge of teeing it up amongst chilly and damp conditions. The boys were welcomed to the third leg of the 2017 CISAA golf tour by Trinity College School at Dalewood Golf Club in Port Hope, Ontario, participating as teams of two in a scramble format. Considering the better–ball format, all golfers were free to relax, have fun and strategize their way around the course knowing that their teammate was right behind with a second chance at every shot. Like the two previous events, golfers were playing under the ruling of lift, clean and place due to recent rainfall. Considering the weather of late, all golfers were fortunate to be playing considering the fact that Dalewood was closed for the weekend leading up to this event.

For this unique tournament, only four players were able to represent each of the senior and junior teams in competition. Each school was permitted to enter a maximum of two twosomes per division. This week, Julien Smit (IB2) and Justin Symons (IB1) represented the senior team in one pairing with Darius Vitug (FY) and Gerry Mei (Y2) in a second pairing. The junior team was represented by Ryan Moore (FY) and Tucker McIntosh (FY) as well as Jason Howe (FY) and Connor Munro (Y2). The Blues were fortunate to be paired up with skilled golfers from others schools who were all supportive of one another’s play amongst the spirit of competition.


Senior Scoring Report:

Julien Smit & Justin Symons: 75 (+4)
Darius Vitug & Gerry Mei: 69 (–2)
Total senior team score: 144 (4th place)

Junior Scoring Report:

Ryan Moore & Tucker McIntosh: 67 (–4)
Jason Howe & Connor Munro: 69 (–2)
Total junior team score: 136 (1st place)

Congratulations go out to the Junior squad for winning their second tournament of the year! Both UCC teams are in good shape to qualify for the CISAA championship.

Next week, the Blues head north up the 400 to Shanty Bay Golf Club in Barrie, Ontario, for the fourth leg of the tour hosted by The Bishop Strachan School.

Go Blues,
Coaches LaPlante, Beaudoin and Choptiany