CHICOUTIMI – Benoit Miquel of Houston, Texas, shot a 3-under-par 69 propelling McGill University to a stunning second- place finish in the final round of the UQAC Omnium tournament, Tuesday. The two-day event kicked off the RSEQ’s regular season golf circuit.
Miquel finished tied for 15th overall in the individual standings with a 4-over-par 148.
The Redmen posted an impressive one-under-par 287 in the team scoring, 23 shots better than their first round on Monday. It marked the first time since the program resumed in 2005 that the Redmen were under par in a team round and also the first time that all 10 of McGill’s individual scores were in the 70s during a tournament.
The result leap-frogged the Redmen from a share of eighth-place to fourth-place standing in the tournament standings overall. Only Laval bettered McGill’s team score on Tuesday and by beat the Redmen by just two strokes.
McGill’s Ryan Boyd, a native of Montreal, registered another solid outing with a 72, to finish with a 3-over-par
147 after the two rounds were tallied. He was followed by teammates Tom Calvet of France and Michael Reaume of Ottawa, who each shot 73 in the second round, to finish the tourney with a 151 and 152, respectively.
Brian Neill, McGill’s fifth player who also hails from Ottawa, shot a 79 for a final score of 157.
With points now being awarded for each round in the seven-tourney RQSE circuit, McGill sits in an excellent position for their quest to gain a berth in the national collegiate championships next spring.
The next event for McGill is the Omnium Concordia at Le Blainvillier Golf Club in Blainville, Que., Sept. 22-23.
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