KOMOKA, Ont. - The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) will hand out its first medals of the 2018 varsity season when its top golfers compete at the OCAA Golf Championships.
The scheduled 54-hole tournament runs Monday through Wednesday at the FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont., and is hosted by Fanshawe College.
Conner Watt (Mississauga) of Humber is the reigning men's individual champion. He got off to a quick start this OCAA season with wins at the Fanshawe and Lakehead (Orillia) tournaments, shooting a two-under 70 at FireRock on Sept. 15. All three individual men's medalists will be on the links, as Humber's Cameron Brennan (Erin) and Mohawk's Nic Francis (Dundas) look to improve on their 2017 OCAA silver and bronze medals, respectively.
On the women's side, Fanshawe's Alyssa Stoddart (Orangeville) has made a statement in four OCAA tournaments. She won three, and was the top OCAA golfer at the Niagara tournament this past Monday. Her best round was a 77 at the Hawk Ridge Golf Club in Severn, Ont.
Over 65 golfers will represent a dozen Ontario college campuses, including Confederation, Durham, Fanshawe, Georgian, Humber, Lakehead (Orillia), Mohawk, Niagara, St. Clair, St. Lawrence, Sault and Seneca. Many received a sneak peek at the FireRock course participating in the Fanshawe tournament on Sept. 15.
The tournament consists of three 18-hole rounds, weather permitting. The male and female player posting the lowest gross score through 54 holes will earn their respective individual championship.
Men's teams consist of four or five golfers, with the top four individual scores of each round contributing to the total team score. Women's teams consist of two or three golfers, with the top two individual scores of each round contributing to their total score. Schools with the lowest aggregate of gross scores after 54 holes win the respective team titles.
FireRock Golf Club is a challenging championship design framed by natural grasses and trees, captivating land forms and ragged handmade bunkers. This stunning course flows effortlessly over pastureland, across environmentally significant Savannah grasses and the Oxbow River valley, intertwining with existing gravel spoil piles.
OCAA golfers will participate in a practice round on Sunday before teeing off for real on Monday. Daily results at the championships will be available online via the championship website and OCAA.com.
Championship Website: www.ocaachampionships.com/championships/golf/2018-19/index
FireRock Golf Club: www.firerockgolf.com
Results via Golf Ontario: https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao18/event/gao1897/contest/15/leaderboard.htm
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