McGill golf teams wins first tournament in six decades

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LEFT: (L to R) Will Eberlee, Michael Reaume, Tom Calvet, Benoit Miquel, Ryan Boyd, Brian Neill, Sebastien Thibodeau (asst.

coach), RIGHT: Bob Dubeau (head coach), Emily Phoenix, Valentine Bougaud, Alisha Corringham” />

LEFT: (L to R) Will Eberlee, Michael Reaume, Tom Calvet, Benoit Miquel, Ryan Boyd, Brian Neill, Sebastien Thibodeau (asst. coach), RIGHT: Bob Dubeau (head coach), Emily Phoenix, Valentine Bougaud, Alisha Corringham


MONTREAL – The McGill golf team post a pair of stunning tournament titles over the past weekend, with the Redmen winning the inaugural ETS Match Play event in Lachute, Que., upsetting the heavy favorite Laval squad 3-2 in the final round. Nine of the 12 Quebec universities participated in the event.

On the women’s side, McGill claimed the Queen’s Invitational in Kingston.

The two tourney victories are believed to be the first for the McGill golf team in more than six decades, dating back to a Ruttan Cup intercollegiate championship for the Redmen in 1952.

The Redmen advanced to the Match Play final after defeating Rimouski (UQAR) 4-1 on Saturday morning, followed by a thrilling 3-2 victory over École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) in the afternoon.

Sunday’s final against Laval was a see-saw battle with the lead changing every two or three holes. Stellar play by sophomore Michael Reaume of Ottawa, Benoit Miquel, a civil engineering junior from France and team captain Ryan Boyd, a management senior from Montreal, gave McGill a heart-thumping 3-2 victory on the last hole.

Tom Calvet, also a native of France, played exceptionally over the first two rounds winning 5-and-4 and 6-and-5, respectively. McGill’s Will Eberlee of Caledon, Ont., won his first two matches in the individual match play event but lost 3-and-2 in the final to the winner from UQAC.

In Kingston, the Martlets threesome of Valentine Bougaud, Emily Phoenix of Calgary and Alisha Corringham, a freshman from Pickering, Ont., surprised eight participating Ontario university and college squads, winning the team event by one stroke over Carleton and two ahead of Ottawa.

Bougaud, an 18-year-old commerce freshman from Cali, Columbia, placed third in the individual scoring with a solid round of 81.

On the men’s side, the McGill B team finished eighth of 12 schools, led by Justin Smith, a freshman from Toronto, who shot an excellent 75.

McGill resumes RSEQ regular season play this week, heading to a tournament hosted by Concordia at the Blainvillier Golf Club, in St. Janvier, Que., Sept. 22-23. Each round is considered a separate event and points are awarded for each day’s results.

The Redmen currently sit fourth in the league standings in the wake of eighth and second-place finishes during the season-opening tourney in Chicoutimi last month. This will be the first RSEQ competition of the season for the Martlets.

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Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office
514-398-7012

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