The Ontario University Golf Championships wrapped up yesterday at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario and while Queen’s University fared alright it was not the best of showings for teams from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
On the men’s side of the action it was a wild finish with a number of teams in the mix for the championship until the very last holes. The University of Western Ontario built on their day one total of 292 by adding 299 for a three shot victory over the University of Waterloo.
Queen’s University shared third place with the University of Guelph.
Individually, Garrett Rank of Waterloo nearly gave the tournament away but hung on for a one stroke win. After creating a two stroke lead in round 1 (over Sean Lackey of Queen’s) with a score of 68, he faltered to a 77 in the final round. Fortunately his 36-hole total of 145 was still enough to beat out Richard Persaud of the University of Toronto, John Hall of Western and two-time City of Kingston Men’s Champion Sean Lackey of Queen’s.
The University of Ottawa and Carleton University teams finished 10th and 11th, respectively.
On the women’s side of the draw it was the Waterloo team taking top honours followed by U of T and Queen’s. The Carleton University snagged 6th place.
Individually it was Tiffany Terrier of Waterloo who bested the field with a 151 total. Casey Ward, a Picton resident who plays for Queen’s, finished 4th while her team-mate, Hailey Ingleson, grabbed 8th place.
When the major awards were handed out at the end of the evening several of the regional players received accolades.
That included OUA 1st Team All Star inclusion for both Sean Lackey and Casey Ward of Queen’s.
Taylor Henderson of Queen’s was included in the Men’s 2nd Team All Stars while Hailey Ingleson of Queen’s earned the same honour for Women.
Complete scoring can be found here.
OUA MAJOR GOLF AWARDS
Men’s Coach of the Year
Dave Hollinger – Waterloo
Women’s Coach of the Year
Chris Dickson – Western
Garrett Rank (Elmira, Ont.) – Waterloo
Richard Persaud (Scarborough, Ont.) – Toronto
John Hall (Langton, Ont.) – Western
Sean Lackey (Kingston, Ont.) – Queen’s
Brett Murray (Newmarket, Ont.) – Laurier
Eric Pattenaude (Sarnia, Ont.) – Guelph
Tiffany Terrier (Kingston, Jamaica) – Waterloo
Laura Upenieks (Toronto) – Toronto
Julia Pilliar (Toronto) – Toronto
Casey Ward (Picton, Ont.) – Queen’s
Michael Ayotte (Oshawa, Ont.) – Windsor
Charles Fitzsimmons (Toronto) – Western
Chris Hemmerich (Kitchener, Ont.) – Guelph
Taylor Henderson (Gormley, Ont.) – Queen’s
Meaghan Pototschnik (Stratford, Ont.) – Windsor
Devon Rizzo (Brantford, Ont.) – Waterloo
Ali Stinson (Prince George, B.C.) – Windsor
Hailey Ingleson (Oakville, Ont.) – Queen’s