October 19, 2012, Victoria, BC – Despite a slow start to their first round at the 2012 PING CCAA National Golf Championships, the Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team saved the best for last, putting their best efforts forward in the remaining two days of the tournament and ending the season as the CCAA’s Silver Medalists!
The dominating Humber Hawks captured the title for the fourth consecutive year with a three-day total of 879. Camosun earned silver with 897 and the hosting Durham Lords (Oshawa, ON) finished with 901 for bronze.
“The guys did great this week,” commented Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “We struggled a little out of the gate but had strong second and third rounds to secure the silver.”
Day 1 was a tough day for most teams who had to battle the intermittent rain and a very challenging course at the Oshawa Golf Club. Camosun was no exception, shooting a team total of 306 to tie for 7th place. The defending National Champions shot the low of the day with 296.
“All in all, after a challenging day, we were happy to only be 10 shots out of first,” said Coach Randle. “We were 14 over after nine holes and the guys dug in on the back to shoot 4 over when the rain was coming down the hardest. The highlight was Grant Maskiewich’s 1 under back 9 to finish at 73 for the day which placed him T-4 for the day.”
Day 2 saw the Chargers competing hard and earning great results. Led by PACWEST Player of the Year and CCAA All-Canadian Jarred Callbeck, Camosun shot 296 – the second lowest score of the day to move up to third place with 602, just one stroke off Durham who sat in second (601). Humber widened the gap shooting 286 for a 19-stroke lead at 582.
In today’s final round, a willful Camosun team finished with the low score of the day (295), two strokes ahead of Humber and Georgian College who both shot 297.
“Congrats to Humber College on a great tournament and an impressive win,” said Coach Randle. “I’m very proud of my team for both how they played and how they conducted themselves!”