STE. SOPHIE, Que. – McGill’s Ryan Boyd of Montreal West, shot a 2-over-par 73 in the opening round of the Canadian collegiate championship at the Val des Lacs golf club, Tuesday.
Boyd, who shot 39 on the front nine holes and 34 on the back, is tied for 17th overall. Laval’s Ugo Cossaud shot a 5-under 66 to lead the 105-man field.
In team scoring, McGill shot a 30-over 314 to rank 17th of 19 schools. The Redmen shot 151 on the front nine and 183 on the back nine. They had a pair of birdies, two pars, eight bogeys and one double bogey.
“It’s not the start we wanted,” said McGill head coach Bob Dubeau. “Other than Boyd, our other players had difficult starts. A lack of competition since last fall is the mainculprit, combined with as well a late spring which hampered our ability to get in sufficient practice rounds. Tomorrow should be better, if the weather cooperates.”
Laval leads the men’s field with a 2-over 286, followed by UBC (291) and the Montreal Carabins (291). UQTR, the only other school from the RSEQ conference is tied with the Redmen.
On the women’s side, McGill’s Dayvi Khanna, an elementary education junior from St. Lambert, Que., sits nine strokes back with a 10-over 81. She was only four over par heading into the 16th tee but shot a disappoining six-over on the last three holes.
Victoria’s Megan Woodland and Caroline Ciot of the Carabins each shot a 1-over 72 and share the lead in the 50-person field.
The Carabins sit atop the women’s team competition standings after the contingent of Caroline Ciot of Brossard, Que., Laurence Mignault of Varennes, Que., Sabrina Sapone of Montréal and Sarah-Andrea Landry of Brossard, Que., carded a combined score of 10-over 223. The Carabins lead the Victoria Vikes by three strokes heading into second round action.
The second round of the 2013 Canadian University/College Championship tees off Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. EDT.
All rounds of the championship at Club de golf Val des Lacs are open to the public and admission is free. Starting times, post-round results and a full field list for the Canadian University/ College Championship are available here.
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