McGill sends six golfers to Canadian collegiate championships

McGill golfer tees off

McGill golfer tees off

MONTREAL – A six-member entourage from McGill University has qualified to participate in the 2013 Golf Canada national collegiate championships, scheduled for the Val desLacs golf club in St. Sophie, Que., May 28-31.

This is the fifth time in seven years that McGill has qualified for the Nationals, an event which will feature 30 teams this year, including a dozen squads on the women’s side. Each team qualified through their conference play last fall.

TheRedmen qualified by placing fourth of 12 teamsin the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec golf circuit.

TheMartlets failed to qualify but Dayvi Khanna, an elementary education junior who hails from St. Lambert, Que., was awarded one of three wild card slots to the event.

Thefive participating Redmen include BenoitMiquel, a civil engineering sophomore from France who was raised in Houston, Texas, plus management junior Ryan Boyd of Montreal, Tom Calvet, a native of Nice (France) and Ottawa natives Brian Neill and Michael Reaume.

“The team will play practice rounds at Val desLacs this Friday and next Monday in preparation for the championships,” said Bob Dubeau, head coach at McGill.“Hopefully we will have some momentum leftover from our thrilling performance at the Quebec championships last fall.”

The Redmen qualified for the 2013 Nationals with a miraculous come-from-behind finish at the RSEQ championship tournament held at the Ki-8-Eb Golf Club, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2012. McGill rallied on the final day, overcoming a monumental 360-point deficit to finish third of 12 teams overall, good enough to grab the fourth and final berth for the Canadian collegiate championship.


Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office