VICTORIA (ISN) – In just over two months, the University of Victoria will host the 2012 Canadian University/College Championship conducted by Golf Canada at Cordova Bay Golf Course.
From May 29-June 1, the top Canadian university and college golfers will compete for national individual and team titles.
Last year, UBC edged UVic to win the women’s team title at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club near Toronto by just one stroke, while senior Vike Anne Balser was second overall. The Humber College Hawks from Toronto won the men’s title, while UVIc was fourth.
UVic has won three national men’s golf titles (2003, 2005, 2006) and one women’s crown – won in 2008 at Cordova Bay. The Vikes have also won one NAIA men’s divisional title (2010).
“Hosting national championship events is very important to the University of Victoria,” said Clint Hamilton, Director of Vikes Athletics and Recreation. “We are pleased to once again be hosting the 2012 Canadian University Championship conducted by Golf Canada at Cordova Bay Golf Course. The opportunity to showcase high-calibre Canadian university and college golf while bringing people from all over our country to our beautiful golf region is tremendous, and we look forward to a great event.”
Vikes head coach Bryan Carbery said he is excited to be the host club again.
“Holding nationals at Cordova Bay will be an obvious home-course advantage for us, but more from the ability for players to be comfortable on the course more than by knowing the course better than fellow competitors,” Carbery said. “Jim Goddard and his staff have always made our Vikes golf teams very welcome there, and we consider it our second home.”
“The other great piece is that four years ago when we last hosted, all of the competing teams found the weather extremely consistent. In just about all the other past championships, we have been plagued with weather issues,” Carbery said. “Also UVic takes on the role as the consummate host and this was also very apparent with our huge support of volunteers looking after all teams concerns during the week.”
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