Wednesday May 3, 2017

On a blustery day from Deer Creek Golf in Ajax, Ontario, the UCC varsity golf team was fortunate to enjoy a dry and sunny day amidst a week filled with downpours. The coaches are happy to report that both our senior and junior teams produced strong results while serving as the host school for the second leg of the 2017 CISAA golf tour. Following last week’s opening event from Legends on the Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the varsity Blues have played to competitive starts as both squads currently find themselves residing near the top of the standings. Through two events thus far, the senior team has produced third and second place finishes while our juniors have scored first and third place finishes. On that note, the coaches would like to thank last week’s co-organizers from Ridley College and Nichols School for opening the 2017 season with a well-run event at a great facility.

Today’s action from Deer Creek saw our senior team finish in second place behind St. Andrew’s College by a slim margin of 5 strokes (306 to 311 aggregate). The senior lads teed it up on the Ruby and Diamond 9’s which are two of the toughest that Deer Creek has to offer. Led by Gerry Mei (73), Ryan Moore (75), Justin Symons (79) and Jason Howe (84), the seniors came up just short of first place and look forward to maintaining their strong level of play in next week’s event. With IB2 exams underway in full swing, today’s senior squad featured three junior members and these results indicate that the future of the UCC varsity golf program is in skilled hands.

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Just down the path on the Emerald and Sapphire 9’s the junior Blues posted an aggregate of 344, which was good for third behind second place Crescent (338) and first place finishers St. Michael’s College (332). Led by Jack Sukman (85), Ernst Ma (85), Alex von Eppinghoven (87) and Tucker McIntosh (87), the juniors produced a narrow set of scores demonstrating a consistent effort all over the grounds. All of our golfers did very well to produce such close margins on the leaderboard amongst strong winds that pushed the balata left, right, long and short. It was also very nice to observe all of our exhibition golfers developing their respective games while upholding etiquette with boys from a dozen other schools. We would like to acknowledge the play of Rohun Nanda (Y2), Jake Moffat (Y2), Andrew Gajer (Y1) and Aidan Malone (Y2) who carded scores of 83, 84, 85 and 86 respectively, which were all very competitive amongst their junior scoring teammates.

The Blues return to the fairways next Wednesday in two-person scrambles as they travel east to Dalewood Golf Club in Port Hope, Ontario, hosted by Trinity College School.

Go Blues,
Coaches LaPlante, Beaudoin and Choptiany