Eastern Ontario Golfers – U.S. Collegiate Update

Brittany Henderson (Photo: Coastal Carolina University)

We’ve had a bit of news of late on Canadian University and College golf so maybe it’s time for a little update on how the golfers from the region attending U.S. schools are making out so far this year.


Brittany Henderson (Coastal Carolina)

The Senior from Smiths Falls is coming off a big season where she won the Big South Conference.  She is currently ranked 10th among Canadian amateurs.

Part of the reason for that ranking is her solid play this Fall.  She started the Fall season with a 9th place individual finish at the Dale McNamara Invite that included a final round 71.

At the rain-shortened Lady Pirate Invitational she tied for 12th place while she finished 11th overall at the Susie Maxwell Burning Classic.

In her latest event, the Palmetto Intercollegiate, she finished in a share of 39th although it helped the team to a 3rd place finish overall.

Augusta James (North Carolina State)

The Team Canada member from Bath, Ontario had a very busy summer and is having a bit of a mixed Fall sophomore season.  Interspersed in her collegiate play she was in Turkey to represent the country in the World Amateur where she tied for 12th individually.

Currently the 4th ranked amateur in Canada, she opened with a 70 on her way to a tie for 14th at the Cougar Classic in early September.  She followed that with couple of rough opening rounds at the Tar Heel Invitational but recovered with a 73 in the final round to share 60th place.

At her most recent event, the Landfall Collegiate, she finished in a share of 15th place.  Unfortunately the even had to be shortened to 36 holes due to Hurricane Sandy.

Alison Timlin (Fresno State)

The sophomore from Ottawa has no made a tournament appearance for the Bulldogs yet this year.

Emily Peters (Florida Atlantic)

The freshman from Brockville is finding her was in south Florida. In six tournament rounds she has averaged 82.67 strokes (3rd on team) with a low round of 79.

In her first event, the JU Courtyard Classic in Jacksonville, she tied for 50th.

In her second appearance, at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational, he finished in a tie for 56th place.

The team has one more event left in their Fall season.

Chris Bockstael (South Alabama)

An Ottawa resident and member at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Bockstael is a Junior who was a Red-Short for the 2011-2012 season.  In two appearance for the Jaguars this Fall he has a low round of 74 and a 77.17 stroke average.

Chris tied for 55th at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Mississippi and was 35th at the David Toms Intercollegiate at Louisiana State.

David Gaylord (Fairleigh-Dickinson)

The sophomore from Tweed, Ontario has sharpened his skills over the summer and it is showing in Fall play.  He won his match to help the Knights to a 5th place finish at the Townson University hosted STX Match Play.

The 20 year-old also helped the team take 3rd place at the Monmouth Quad Invitational and led the team at the Seton Hall Barnabas Health Intercollegiate where they finished 5th while he finished 12th individually.

Clayton Presant (Limestone College)

The freshman and winner of the 2012 Flagstick Shootout at Smuggler’s Glen is making his presence known in South Carolina.  The Kingstonian has been a consistent performer for the Saints, finishing inside the top 20 in every event with the exception of the Myrtle Beach tournament where he shot an opening 69 but was disqualified.

In his first tournament for the school, the Smokey Mountain Invitational, his shared 12th place. He followed that with a tie for 7th at the Kiawah Island Invitational.

The King College Invitational was his worst showing at t-20 while he last event, the Stoney Creek Shootout was a big success.  He shot 71 in the one round tournament to take individual honours and lead his team to a victory.

Simon Reyers (Detroit-Mercy)

The multiple-time Eastern Ontario champion from Kingston has appeared in four tournaments for the Titans this Fall.

Hos best finish has been a tie for 22nd at the Cleveland State Invitational.  At the Bearcat Invite he tied for 26th and posted another top 30 at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate.  The Dayton Invitational just over a week ago was his worst showing of the year.  Scores of 79 and 80 left him tied for 69th.

Kyle Benford (Detroit-Mercy)

The Kingstionian has yet to appear in a tournament for the Titans this Fall.  Just recovered from a major wrist injury that limited him to just one event last year.


Christina Thorne (Detroit-Mercy)

Another Titan from Kingston, Thorne is having a breakout Junior year.  In four appearances she has three top ten finishes including a second place at the Titan Fall Classic where she cruised to rounds of 75 and 72.  She followed that up with a third place at the Youngstown State Invitational.

The MAC preview saw her struggle to a tie for 37 but she recovered at the most recent tournament, the Dayton Invite where rounds of 71 (her collegiate low) and 78 placed her in a tie for 8th place.