Following a convincing nine-stroke win at the PACWEST Provincial Championships, the Camosun Chargers Men’s Golf Team will shoot for gold at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Golf Championships, Oct. 14-18 in Sorel-Tracy, QC.
Led by Head Coach Doug Hastie and Assistant Coach (and Chargers alum) Callum Ashby, the team will tee-off on Tuesday, Oct. 15 after Monday’s opening ceremonies, the PING skills competition and the 2019 CCAA Awards Banquet.
Five Camosun student-athletes are on the travel roster for nationals, including fifth-year Chargers veteran Tyler Robertson from Prince George, who has had his eyes on the prize since the beginning of the season.
“It’s my last year at Camosun, so my goal was to make it to Nationals and bring home a banner before I graduate,” said Robertson.
Also making the trip to Nationals are Sport Management students (and Claremont grads), third-year Alex Cordero and rookie, Simon Hassel who each earned PACWEST All-Star status.
Joining the Chargers on their quest for gold are newcomers, Dylan Green (Business Admin), Nick Crookall (Criminal Justice).
Crookall, who will complete his studies in the Criminal Justice program at the end of the semester, is making the most of his final months at Camosun.
“I thought I’d give it a run since I only have one semester of school left,” comments the 23-year old who stands out as the squad’s senior rookie. “The team is a really respectable group and we’ve had a lot of fun so far.”
On the heels of winning the title at the PAWEST Championship, Coaches Hastie and Ashby are looking to the team to continue their strong play.
“The guys are calm on the course and don’t get flustered,” says Coach Hastie. “They are able to forget any mistakes and move on. Getting to the National Championships has been a team effort and if we continue to perform in this manner, we’ll be successful.”
The championships will be hosted by Cégep André-Laurendeau and played at the Continental Golf Club in Sorel-Tracy, QC. The Continental is one of the most reputable golf clubs in the Montreal region and offers a 6,750-yard course that will challenge many CCAA golfers. The course has played host to multiple provincial and national events, including Canada Pro Tour events in 2017 and 2018.