Vikes take second spot at Canadian University/College Golf Championship

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By Ardy Ramezani, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C.- The University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team wrapped up competition at the 2015 Canadian University/College Golf Championship at Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont. in second place, just eight strokes behind tournament winners UBC.  First-year Mike Griffin was the top finishing Vike, finishing tied for fourth with an overall score of 283.

The Vikes men needed to shoot under par in the final round in hopes of over-taking UBC for the top spot. Despite their efforts the men were not able to accomplish that task but shot a final round score of 288, eight over par to finish with an overall score of 1155, 35 over.

“The boys played pretty solid today,” said Vikes head coach Justin Clews. “Their goal was to come here and win the event but coming in second was an important experience for the first-year players”.

Three out of the five Vikes competing at the event were rookies (Lawren RoweAndrew Funk and Griffin) but despite the lack of experience, Griffin shot on par in the final round to finish as the top Vike. Griffin birdied the final hole, cracking the top five and finishing with an overall score of 283, four over.

Third-year Alex Cartwright also cracked the top-10 rankings. He carded 71 to finish eight over par, 288. Carding 75 in his final round, Matthew Broughton fell behind in the standings to finish tied in 25th with an overall score of 294, 14-over par. Fellow first-years Funk and Rowe shot 72 and 79, respectively, in their final rounds, to finish tied in 31st and 56th place.  

Evan Holmes of UBC won the individual title at the championship as he finished the tournament on par with a final score of 280. He was followed by Russell Bowie of Queen’s who carded 282 to sit in second. UFV’s Aaron Paul, who shot an overall score 283 finished in third.

UBC finished the tournament with a total of score of 1142, two over, while UVic scored 1155, eight over.  The University of Toronto Varsity Blues climbed in the standings to overtake the University of Fraser Valley Cascades in the final round to finish to finish in third-place.

Conducted by Golf Canada, the Canadian University/ College Championship recognizes the exceptional talents of student-athletes from across the country. The 2016 edition of the event will be hosted by Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville, B.C.Additional information regarding the 2015 Canadian University/ College Championship can be foundhere.Photos from the final round of the 2015 Canadian University/ College Championship courtesy of photographer Graig Abel and Golf Canada can be downloaded here.Final results from the 2015 Canadian University/College Championship: Men’s Division – Team

  • 1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds *282-296-283-282-1143 +23
  • 2. University of Victoria Vikes *286-303-278-288-1155 +35
  • 3. University of Toronto Varsity Blues *292-297-292-285-1166 +46
  • 4. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades *296-293-289-290-1168 +48
  • 5. Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks *291-293-298-290-1172 +52
  • 6. Université Laval Rouge et Or* 292-306-281-296-1175 +55
  • 7. University of Ottawa Gee-Gees *301-297-290-291-1179 +59
  • 8. Humber College Hawks *285-306-294-300-1185 +65
  • 9. Concordia University Stingers *299-301-291-297-1188 +68
  • 10.Western University Mustangs *291-307-283-308-1189 +69

DID NOT FINISH

  • MC. Queen’s University Gaels *304-301-289-0-894 +54
  • MC. University of Waterloo Warriors *307-295-296-0-898 +58
  • MC. University of Manitoba Bisons *310-295-294-0-899 +59
  • MC. Université de Montréal Carabins *297-307-296-0-900 +60
  • MC. University of Alberta Golden Bears *297-303-300-0-900 +60
  • MC. École de technologie supérieure Piranhas *297-314-296-0-907 +67
  • MC. Brock University Badgers *305-313-299-0-917 +77
  • MC. University of Guelph Gryphons *313-312-299-0-924 +84
  • MC. UOIT Ridgebacks *310-312-312-0-934 +94
  • MC. University of Calgary Dinos *310-318-310-0-938 +98

Men’s Division – Individual

  • 1. Evan Holmes, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *70-75-66-69-280 E
  • 2. Russell Bowie, Queen’s University Gaels, *74-72-69-67-282 +2
  • 3. Aaron Pauls, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *70-73-68-72-283 +3
  • 4. Scott Secord, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *68-73-72-71-284 +4
  • 4. Michael Griffin, University of Victoria Vikes, *70-72-72-70-284 +4
  • 6. Charlie Boyechko, University of Manitoba Bisons, *74-69-72-71-286 +6
  • 6. Arthur Heinkele, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *71-78-64-73-286 +6
  • 8. Ryan Tsang, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *72-73-73-69-287 +7
  • 8. Truman Tai, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *72-72-68-75-287 +7
  • 10. Dylan Cave, University of Waterloo Warriors, *76-71-73-68-288 +8
  • 10. Conner Kozak, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *73-71-74-70-288 +8
  • 10. Alexander Cartwright, University of Victoria Vikes, *75-74-68-71-288 +8
  • 13. Eric Flockhart, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *72-68-74-75-289 +9
  • 14. Eric Pattenaude, Lambton College Lions, *72-71-77-70-290 +10
  • 14. Gabriel Gingras, University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, *77-74-70-69-290 +10
  • 14. Christian McCullough, Humber College Hawks, *68-76-74-72-290 +10
  • 17. Jacob Bishop, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *75-75-69-72-291 +11
  • 18. Jacob Peterson, Concordia University Stingers, *73-76-70-73-292 +12
  • 18. Harris Bundy, Western University Mustangs, *73-78-67-74-292 +12
  • 20. Thomas Fuhr, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *70-79-74-70-293 +13
  • 20. Devon Schade, University of Manitoba Bisons, *79-73-68-73-293 +13
  • 20. Jordan Gregoris, Queen’s University Gaels, *75-75-69-74-293 +13
  • 20. Daley Byles, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *72-72-80-69-293 +13
  • 20. Jack Wood, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *73-77-71-72-293 +13
  • 25. James Krantz, UOIT Ridgebacks, *72-74-77-71-294 +14
  • 25. Joshua Polisuk, University of Guelph Gryphons, *72-72-75-75-294 +14
  • 25. Rodney Morgan, Concordia University Stingers, *76-74-70-74-294 +14
  • 25. Matthew Broughton, University of Victoria Vikes, *71-79-69-75-294 +14
  • 25. Pierre-Alexandre Bedard, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *75-76-70-73-294 +14
  • 25. Connor O’Dell, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *78-68-74-74-294 +14
  • 31. Gajan Sivabalasingham, University of Waterloo Warriors, *74-74-75-72-295 +15
  • 31. Robert Mustard, University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, *74-78-72-71-295 +15
  • 31. Trent Abraham, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *71-78-74-72-295 +15
  • 31. Andrew Funk, University of Victoria Vikes, *70-81-72-72-295 +15
  • 31. Zach Olson, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *73-76-74-72-295 +15
  • 36. Maverick Faber, Université de Montréal Carabins, *70-77-75-74-296 +16
  • 36. Scott Benzoni, Humber College Hawks, *72-78-70-76-296 +16
  • 36. Cole Kent, Humber College Hawks, *72-72-76-76-296 +16
  • 36. Charles Fitzsimmons, Western University Mustangs, *72-76-69-79-296 +16
  • 40. Jeff Clarke, Brock University Badgers, *71-81-72-73-297 +17
  • 40. Brett Mitchell, Brock University Badgers, *76-74-72-75-297 +17
  • 40. Paolo Addona, Concordia University Stingers, *74-72-78-73-297 +17
  • 40. Mathieu Rochon, University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, *75-72-77-73-297 +17
  • 40. Marcus Lam, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *76-78-75-68-297 +17
  • 45. Connor Grimes, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *74-76-74-74-298 +18
  • 45. Mitchell Kemp, Western University Mustangs, *73-75-72-78-298 +18
  • 45. Stanislas Caturla, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *71-77-72-78-298 +18
  • 48. Blake Ulrich, Georgian College Grizzlies, *72-78-76-73-299 +19
  • 48. Daniel Gosselin, École de technologie supérieure Piranhas, *71-76-71-81-299 +19
  • 48. Austin Ryan, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *72-78-75-74-299 +19
  • 48. Philip Arci, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *74-74-76-75-299 +19
  • 52. Chris Hennigar, Carleton University Ravens, *74-75-77-74-300 +20
  • 52. Quinn Bunten-Walberg, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *74-74-78-74-300 +20
  • 52. Taylor Collins, University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, *75-73-74-78-300 +20
  • 52. Connor McLellan, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *76-78-74-72-300 +20
  • 56. Lawren Rowe, University of Victoria Vikes, *76-78-69-79-302 +22
  • 56. Gordon Gibson, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *74-79-76-73-302 +22
  • 58. Matthieu Kennis, Université de Montréal Carabins, *74-73-73-83-303 +23
  • 58. Frédéric Matthey, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *76-75-75-77-303 +23
  • 60. Samuel Hebert, Western University Mustangs, *73-78-75-79-305 +25
  • 61. Will Gavarkovs, Humber College Hawks, *73-82-75-76-306 +26
  • 62. Cody Stewart, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *77-76-73-84-310 +30
  • 63. Barrett McCarthy, Humber College Hawks, *74-80-75-82-311 +31
  • 63. Jean-Simon Ross, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *75-78-85-73-311 +31
  • 65. Matthieu Bouchard, Concordia University Stingers, *81-82-73-77-313 +33
  • 66. Kevin Carter, Concordia University Stingers, *76-79-79-81-315 +35
  • 67. Jean-Luc Theoret, University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, *79-83-74-83-319 +39
  • 68. Connor Wilks, Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks, *80-78-81-81-320 +40
  • 69. Spencer Berk, Western University Mustangs, *91-79-75-77-322 +42

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