2014 CCAA men’s golf All-Canadians


2014 CCAA men

Oct. 14, 2014The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2014 CCAA Golf All-Canadians.

The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Quebec City.

Here are the 2014 men’s golf All-Canadians:

Matt Haddad


Haddad won the PACWEST individual title by six strokes. Well-known for his strong putting, Haddad averaged four birdies per round. His average round this season was 72.5, the best in his five-year career at VIU. Haddad, who appeared at the 2010 and 2012 PING CCAA Golf National Championships, has been the Mariners captain the last two seasons.

Connor O’Dell


O’Dell placed second overall in the PACWEST individual standings. He was victorious at the Kwantlen Invitational. O’Dell was the highest-ranked performer for the Cascades, who captured their third straight conference championship. In his third year of eligibility, O’Dell was not only UFV’s top golfer but a terrific veteran leader for the No. 1 ranked Cascades.

Justin Wood

Lethbridge Kodiaks, ACAC

Wood captured the individual title at the 2014 ACAC Men’s Golf Championships. He was named the Kodiaks MVP for 2013-14. In his two seasons at Lethbridge, Wood has led the Kodiaks men’s team to back-to-back silver medals at the ACAC Championships. Wood, whose goal is to play college golf in the United States, once scored a hole-in-one on a par 4.

Barrett Belland

MacEwan Griffins, ACAC

Belland finished second in the ACAC order of merit rankings in 2014. He was the South Regional individual champion with rounds of 75 and 68 and placed fourth at the North Regional. Belland led the Griffins to ACAC Championships in 2013 and 2014. Aside from being a great leader, Belland’s strength is his mental approach to the game.

Michael Rizzetto

Mohawk Mountaineers, OCAA

Rizzetto led from start to finish to capture the 2014 OCAA individual gold medal by one stroke with rounds of 71-72-74. He has led the Mountaineers to back-to-back OCAA Division II gold medals. This season, Rizzetto tied for first at the Fanshawe Invitational (lost in a shootout) and finished second at the Niagara Invitational.

Brennan Smith

St. Lawrence Vikings, OCAA

Smith placed third at the OCAA Championships with consistent rounds of 74-73-73. He won the St. Lawrence College tri-campus tournament and also had victories in the Kingston City Championship, the Whig Standard Eastern Ontario Championship and the Catarqui Club Championship. Brennan’s work ethic is a great example for his teammates to follow.

David Huxham

John Abbott Islanders, RSEQ

Huxham, in his second year at John Abbott College, placed in the Top 5 in all four RSEQ tournaments this fall, including a first-place finish. Huxham was named the Islander Athlete of the Week on Sept. 29. His veteran leadership and positive attitude helped guide a young John Abbott team to a third-place overall finish in the RSEQ.

Hugo Bernard

André-Laurendeau Boomerang, RSEQ

Bernard led the Boomerang to a 27-stroke victory at the RSEQ Championships. André-Laurendeau was victorious in all four RSEQ events. The well-disciplined Bernard fired rounds of 68 and 69 to capture the provincial individual title as well. He was victorious at the first collegiate tourney (3-under 69) and placed in a tie for first in the second event (2-under 70).

Brett Wilson

Holland Hurricanes, ACAA

Wilson led the Hurricanes to the ACAA men’s championship title with the second-lowest aggregate score. In three years of varsity golf at Holland, Wilson has appeared at the PING CCAA Golf National Championships every season. The former ACAA individual champion was also a recipient of the National Scholar Award for 2013-14.

Eric Locke

Holland Hurricanes, ACAA

Locke was the Athlete of the Year at Holland College in 2013-14. He has been a member of the ACAA team champions in all three of his seasons at Holland. Locke also captured the individual championship in 2012 and 2014. He is a natural leader who is a true student of the game. Locke, the Hurricanes captain, received the National Scholar Award in 2013-14.

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