UBC Thunderbirds sweep all titles at Canadian University/College Championhips

PARKSVILLE, B.C. – The University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds claimed team and individual honours on both the men’s and women’s sides at the 2016 Canadian University/College Championship at Morningstar Golf Club. All four titles have never been captured by the same school in the competition’s 14-year history.

UBC Coach Chris MacDonald who was named the Golf Coaches Association of Canada’s Coach of the Year for both the men’s and women’s teams, reflected positively on his team and the state of Canadian collegiate golf. “This means a lot. It’s an exciting time and we’re going in a better direction. It’s just nice to see consistent golf and to see how much this tournament has grown – not just from our team, but the entire field.”

For the second time since this tournament’s inception in 2003, UBC earned both team titles – a feat that has not been match by another school. UBC came just shy of sweeping the four honours in 2009, only missing out on the women’s individual title. Kat Kennedy of Okotoks, Alta., ensured this year’s team would not suffer the same fate, carding a 1-over 73 en route to a four-stroke victory.

“Before we went out today, as a team, we talked about staying in our own bubble and taking it one shot at a time,” said the 21-year-old. “I think I went out there with that mindset and it helped me today. I’ve put in a lot of time and practice after some injuries this year. This was a big win for me and to see my hard work pay off is a big push for next year and for the rest of my golf career.”

The significance of the victory was not lost on the third-year science student. “Golf Canada has been a big part of my life. I have played a lot of junior golf with Golf Canada. This is a big title to have and I’m not used to it yet. It’s great to be a national champion.”

Alexandra Pelletier of the Université Laval Rouge et Or claimed runner-up honours. The Montréal native tallied two birdies and finished the competition at 16-over-par. UBC’s Barbara Neto Bradley, of Porto, Portugal, claimed third-place with a four-day total of 22-over 310.

The UBC women claimed a 19-stroke victory over the defending champions, the Université de Montréal Carabins, and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, who tied for second at a combined 79-over-par.

Kennedy beamed when asked about wearing the blue and gold of the UBC Thunderbirds. “It is a big honour. We have a great team. I feel like everyone is very supportive. We help push each other to be more competitive. Everywhere I go, I wear the T-bird with pride. I couldn’t be more proud of both the women’s and men’s teams.”

For the second straight year, UBC’s men’s team claimed a wire-to-wire victory. It was the fifth team title for the men’s side and their third in the past four years. The fivesome finished 2-over on the day to complete the tournament at 18-under 1134 – 45-strokes clear of the competition. The University of Victoria Vikes were 1-under on the day and placed second, while the Queen’s University Gaels finished third.

The men’s Thunderbirds were again led by Scott Secord, who registered a wire-to-wire win of his own. The Calgarian finished with rounds of 67-67-73-70 to reach 11-under 277 in the competition. All five members of the quintet finished in the Top-10 with Andrew Harrison of Camrose, Alta., taking 9th, Victoria’s Nate Ollis finishing T7, Evan Holmes of Calgary claiming 6th and fellow Albertan Jack Wood of Banff placing 4th.

Secord spoke of the tight-knit group when asked about his tenure as ad Thunderbird. “It’s meant a lot. I’m glad I could finish (my career with UBC) like this and as a team, as well. I’ve known Jack since he was a little tyke. We’ve had a different kind of relationship – like brothers. But that’s what it’s like with everyone. We’re such good friends with each other.”

Despite gusty conditions at times, Secord tallied four birdies on the day, including two back-to-back in a bogey-free back nine. “I was kind of steady throughout the front,” commented the champion. “It was pretty windy and it was shifting. The trees were playing tricks on us and we weren’t really certain which way it was going.”

The 23-year-old withstood the impressive play of Lawren Rowe of the University of Victoria Vikes. The Sophomore who hails from Victoria notched four birdies on the day to finish 2-under – four shots shy of the champion. Taking third was Connor McLellan of Chilliwack, B.C., who carded the day’s low round – a four-birdie 4-under 68 showing – to finish 5-under in the competition.

Additional information regarding the championship can be found here.


2016 CANADIAN UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
– WOMEN’S DIVISION

  • 1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *237-225-232-230-924 +60
  • 2. Université de Montréal Carabins, *242-225-239-237-943 +79
  • 2. University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *242-238-232-231-943 +79
  • 4. Université Laval Rouge et Or, *234-236-247-233-950 +86
  • 5. University of Victoria Vikes, *236-248-241-241-966 +102
  • 6. Queen’s University Gaels, *259-256-249-263-1027 +163

DID NOT ADVANCE

  • MC. Western University Mustangs, *256-266-246-0-768 +120
  • MC. University of Waterloo Warriors, *255-262-257-0-774 +126
  • MC. Humber College Hawks, *268-244-265-0-777 +129
  • MC. University of Alberta Pandas, *262-267-262-0-791 +143
  • MC. University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *274-284-277-0-835 +187
  • MC. Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *291-272-291-0-854 +206

2016 CANADIAN UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
– INDIVIDUAL WOMEN

  • 1. Kat Kennedy, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *80-70-77-73-300 +12
  • 2. Alexandra Pelletier, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *71-72-85-76-304 +16
  • 3. Barbara Neto-Bradley, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *79-72-78-81-310 +22
  • 4. Laura Upenieks, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *77-79-79-76-311 +23
  • 4. Caroline Ciot, Université de Montréal Carabins, *75-73-83-80-311 +23
  • 6. Sarah Dunning, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *82-77-76-80-315 +27
  • 7. Veronique Fortin-Latreille, Université de Montréal Carabins, *83-78-80-75-316 +28
  • 7. Sarah-Andréa Landry, Université de Montréal Carabins, *84-74-76-82-316 +28
  • 9. Elizabeth Asselin, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *84-79-79-75-317 +29
  • 10. Quinn Fitzgerald, University of Victoria Vikes, *76-81-82-80-319 +31
  • 11. Avril Li, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *78-84-84-76-322 +34
  • 12. Ana Peric, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *83-83-82-75-323 +35
  • 12. Kelsey Fuchs, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *83-82-77-81-323 +35
  • 14. Eunice Hong, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *80-83-77-85-325 +37
  • 15. Cadence Hellmann, University of Victoria Vikes, *87-81-81-80-329 +41
  • 15. Melissa Ramnauth, Queen’s University Gaels, *84-81-83-81-329 +41
  • 17. Laura Ferreira, University of Victoria Vikes, *77-91-82-81-331 +43
  • 18. Michaela Abey, University of Victoria Vikes, *83-86-78-86-333 +45
  • 19. Robyn Campbell, Queen’s University Gaels, *82-84-80-91-337 +49
  • 20. Julie Brossoit, Université de Montréal Carabins, *85-98-85-86-354 +66
  • 21. Marianne Gagnon, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *93-94-87-88-362 +74
  • 21. Samantha Gold, Queen’s University Gaels, *93-92-86-91-362 +74
  • 23. Jennifer Kates, Queen’s University Gaels, *103-91-93-95-382 +94

DID NOT ADVANCE

  • MC. Claire Konning, University of Waterloo Warriors, *79-82-82-0-243 +27
  • MC. Samantha Coates, Carleton University Ravens, *86-78-83-0-247 +31
  • MC. Sheila McKeen, Humber College Hawks, *83-80-84-0-247 +31
  • MC. Kristen Lee, University of Alberta Pandas, *78-88-83-0-249 +33
  • MC. Jordon Newlands, Western University Mustangs, *84-83-83-0-250 +34
  • MC. Lorelle Weavers, Niagara College Knights, *84-96-74-0-254 +38
  • MC. Sara Holland, Western University Mustangs, *82-95-79-0-256 +40
  • MC. Lisa Reid, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *84-85-87-0-256 +40
  • MC. Tasha MacDonald, Western University Mustangs, *90-88-84-0-262 +46
  • MC. Kristyn Kurio, University of Alberta Pandas, *85-89-89-0-263 +47
  • MC. Michaela DiMarcantonio, Humber College Hawks, *92-82-89-0-263 +47
  • MC. Laura Luna, University of Waterloo Warriors, *84-90-92-0-266 +50
  • MC. Sonia Nagindas, Humber College Hawks, *93-82-92-0-267 +51
  • MC. Elanna Lachaine-DeMarchi, University of Waterloo Warriors, *95-93-83-0-271 +55
  • MC. Skylar Turkiewicz, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *89-92-94-0-275 +59
  • MC. Alex Garcia, University of Waterloo Warriors, *92-90-94-0-276 +60
  • MC. Brianna Bruni-Bossio, University of Alberta Pandas, *99-90-90-0-279 +63
  • MC. Sarah Geurten, Western University Mustangs, *95-96-94-0-285 +69
  • MC. Kaitlyn Benoit, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *94-100-93-0-287 +71
  • MC. Jamie Wood, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *103-92-94-0-289 +73
  • MC. Aly Medeiros, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *99-88-103-0-290 +74
  • MC. Emma Degenhardt, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *96-99-97-0-292 +76
  • MC. Lindsay Voogt, Humber College Hawks, *106-98-93-0-297 +81
  • MC. Kathleen McLean, University of Alberta Pandas, *112-114-109-0-335 +119
  • MC. Erin Lee, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *122-115-114-0-351 +135
  • DQ. Catherine Gariépy, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *79-85-83-82-329 +41

2016 CANADIAN UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
– MEN’S DIVISION

  • 1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *278-280-286-290-1134 -18
  • 2. University of Victoria Vikes, *303-291-298-287-1179 +27
  • 3. Queen’s University Gaels, *298-294-295-306-1193 +41
  • 4. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *300-301-290-310-1201 +49
  • 5. Camosun College Chargers, *298-308-298-299-1203 +51
  • 6. Niagara College Knights, *301-300-299-315-1215 +63
  • 7. University of Waterloo Warriors, *301-309-302-304-1216 +64
  • 8. University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *301-316-300-307-1224 +72
  • 9. Concordia University Stingers, *302-302-309-323-1236 +84
  • 10. University of Alberta Golden Bears, *318-304-295-307-1224 +92

DID NOT ADVANCE

  • MC. Georgian College Grizzlies, *307-307-305-0-919 +55
  • MC. Université de Montréal Carabins, *308-303-309-0-920 +56
  • MC. University of Manitoba Bisons, *305-303-312-0-920 +56
  • MC. Western University Mustangs, *313-300-307-0-920 +56
  • MC. Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks, *310-310-301-0-921 +57
  • MC. Université Laval Rouge et Or, *309-314-306-0-929 +65
  • MC. University of Guelph Gryphons, *310-307-312-0-929 +65
  • MC. University of Calgary Dinos, *308-309-313-0-930 +66
  • MC. École de Technologie Supérieure, *315-314-314-0-943 +79
  • MC. University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *320-325-328-0-973 +109

2016 CANADIAN UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
– INDIVIDUAL MEN

  • 1. Scott Secord, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *67-67-73-70-277 -11
  • 2. Lawren Rowe, University of Victoria Vikes, *71-69-71-70-281 -7
  • 3. Connor McLellan, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *76-73-66-68-283 -5
  • 4. Jack Wood, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *69-73-69-74-285 -3
  • 5. Chris Crisologo, Simon Fraser University Clan, *68-76-71-71-286 -2
  • 6. Evan Holmes, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *72-71-72-72-287 -1
  • 7. Brady Stead, Camosun College Chargers, *69-74-74-72-289 +1
  • 7. Nate Ollis, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *72-71-72-74-289 +1
  • 9. Andrew Harrison, University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, *70-71-73-79-293 +5
  • 10. Ryan Tsang, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *72-76-70-77-295 +7
  • 11. Alexander Cartwright, University of Victoria Vikes, *77-73-74-72-296 +8
  • 11. Josiah Dixon, Niagara College Knights, *71-76-73-76-296 +8
  • 11. Charles Fitzsimmons, Western University Mustangs, *75-72-75-74-296 +8
  • 14. Arthur Heinkele, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *76-75-70-76-297 +9
  • 14. Chris Murray, Queen’s University Gaels, *74-75-73-75-297 +9
  • 14. Jason Martens, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *74-73-71-79-297 +9
  • 17. Andrew Funk, University of Victoria Vikes, *79-74-77-69-299 +11
  • 17. Evan Littlefield, Niagara College Knights, *73-72-78-76-299 +11
  • 17. Jordan Gregoris, Queen’s University Gaels, *72-69-82-76-299 +11
  • 17. David French, University of Waterloo Warriors, *71-76-72-80-299 +11
  • 21. Eric Flockhart, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *77-73-72-79-301 +13
  • 21. Connor O’Dell, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *78-70-71-82-301 +13
  • 21. Jake Adams, University of Waterloo Warriors, *76-78-72-75-301 +13
  • 24. Bruce Tomie, University of Victoria Vikes, *76-75-76-76-303 +15
  • 24. Zach Olson, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *71-76-76-80-303 +15
  • 26. Matt Matheson, Camosun College Chargers, *73-79-75-77-304 +16
  • 26. Ian Wilson, Queen’s University Gaels, *76-76-77-75-304 +16
  • 26. Matt Lemay, Georgian College Grizzlies, *73-71-74-86-304 +16
  • 26. Trevor Corner, Queen’s University Gaels, *76-74-74-80-304 +16
  • 26. Rodney Morgan, Concordia University Stingers, *78-73-75-78-304 +16
  • 31. Truman Tai, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *78-81-75-72-306 +18
  • 32. Grant Maskiewich, Camosun College Chargers, *76-80-74-77-307 +19
  • 32. Jeremy Rose, Queen’s University Gaels, *79-76-71-81-307 +19
  • 34. Devin Bartlett, University of Waterloo Warriors, *76-80-80-72-308 +20
  • 34. Ryan Mitchell, Concordia University Stingers, *72-77-77-82-308 +20
  • 36. Mac Keats, Camosun College Chargers, *80-81-75-73-309 +21
  • 37. Scott Merriam, Camosun College Chargers, *81-75-75-80-311 +23
  • 37. Thomas Fuhr, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *76-73-74-88-311 +23
  • 39. Dylan Cave, University of Waterloo Warriors, *82-75-78-77-312 +24
  • 39. Jacob Peterson, Concordia University Stingers, *75-77-81-79-312 +24
  • 41. Marcus Lam, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *79-85-79-73-316 +28
  • 42. Gordon Gibson, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *75-76-79-87-317 +29
  • 43. Nick Schepens, Niagara College Knights, *80-80-76-82-318 +30
  • 43. Zackery Secord, Concordia University Stingers, *79-75-80-84-318 +30
  • 45. Quinn Bunten-Walberg, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *84-78-72-85-319 +31
  • 46. Tyler Miehe, University of Toronto Varsity Blues, *76-83-76-85-320 +32
  • 47. Mitchell van Gameren, Concordia University Stingers, *77-83-77-84-321 +33
  • 47. Sam DiPinto, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *84-80-78-79-321 +33
  • 49. Nathan Bahnman, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *75-82-82-83-322 +34
  • 50. Michael Griffin, University of Victoria Vikes, *80-83-79-82-324 +36
  • 51. Kaleb Fisher, University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, *84-85-77-80-326 +38
  • 52. Logan Lammerant, Niagara College Knights, *83-85-80-81-329 +41

DID NOT ADVANCE

  • MC. Kyler Bourgeault, Vancouver Island University Mariners, *80-69-74-0-223 +7
  • MC. Mackenzie Dasti, UOIT Ridgebacks, *73-75-76-0-224 +8
  • MC. Jack Werhun, University of Manitoba Bisons, *76-74-75-0-225 +9
  • MC. Olivier Daneau, Université de Montréal Carabins, *76-76-74-0-226 +10
  • MC. Devon Schade, University of Manitoba Bisons, *73-69-84-0-226 +10
  • MC. Austin Ryan, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *77-76-74-0-227 +11
  • MC. Robbie Potesta, Vancouver Island University Mariners, *80-69-78-0-227 +11
  • MC. Scott Banks, University of Guelph Gryphons, *77-74-76-0-227 +11
  • MC. Daniel Gosselin, École de Technologie Supérieure, *76-79-73-0-228 +12
  • MC. Étienne Dumas, Université de Montréal Carabins, *78-74-77-0-229 +13
  • MC. Jake Hamilton, University of Victoria Vikes, *76-74-79-0-229 +13
  • MC. Mac Carter, Western University Mustangs, *81-74-75-0-230 +14
  • MC. Joshua Polisuk, University of Guelph Gryphons, *75-80-76-0-231 +15
  • MC. Christian McCullough, Humber College Hawks, *75-78-78-0-231 +15
  • MC. Greg Billingsley, University of Calgary Dinos, *76-76-79-0-231 +15
  • MC. Josh Neufeld, University of Manitoba Bisons, *80-78-74-0-232 +16
  • MC. Brady Zordan, Georgian College Grizzlies, *78-78-76-0-232 +16
  • MC. Jean-Simon Ross, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *85-75-73-0-233 +17
  • MC. Baptiste Mory, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *75-79-79-0-233 +17
  • MC. Gabriel Trempe, Université de Montréal Carabins, *75-74-84-0-233 +17
  • MC. Jonathan Collins, Georgian College Grizzlies, *75-80-78-0-233 +17
  • MC. Peter Slade, University of Calgary Dinos, *78-78-77-0-233 +17
  • MC. Callum Biehn, Western University Mustangs, *78-77-79-0-234 +18
  • MC. John Shoreman, University of Guelph Gryphons, *78-74-82-0-234 +18
  • MC. Philippe Sauvageau, École de Technologie Supérieure, *79-78-78-0-235 +19
  • MC. Michael Forbes, University of Ottawa Gee Gee’s, *78-76-81-0-235 +19
  • MC. Scott McNichol, University of Calgary Dinos, *75-82-78-0-235 +19
  • MC. Curtis O’Reilly, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *78-77-81-0-236 +20
  • MC. Mathieu Caron, École de technologie supérieure Piranhas, *77-80-80-0-237 +21
  • MC. Matthieu Kennis, Université de Montréal Carabins, *82-79-76-0-237 +21
  • MC. Adam Migur, Western University Mustangs, *79-80-78-0-237 +21
  • MC. Matt Kadatz, University of Calgary Dinos, *85-73-79-0-237 +21
  • MC. Ben Whiteside, Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, *78-84-76-0-238 +22
  • MC. Jeff Bleue, University of Manitoba Bisons, *76-83-79-0-238 +22
  • MC. Trevor Whiton, University of Guelph Gryphons, *82-79-78-0-239 +23
  • MC. Matthew Ritchot, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *73-78-89-0-240 +24
  • MC. Denver Dafoe, Georgian College Grizzlies, *81-78-82-0-241 +25
  • MC. Marc-Olivier Cyr, École de technologie supérieure Piranhas, *83-77-83-0-243 +27
  • MC. Christopher Lao, Western University Mustangs, *86-77-81-0-244 +28
  • MC. Alex Gagnon, Université de Montréal Carabins, *79-84-82-0-245 +29
  • MC. Connor Wilks, Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks, *83-84-79-0-246 +30
  • MC. Mitchell Taylor, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *82-82-82-0-246 +30
  • MC. Gabriel Gingras, University of Ottawa Gee Gee’s, *78-95-73-0-246 +30
  • MC. Daniel Knapp, Georgian College Grizzlies, *83-86-77-0-246 +30
  • MC. Alexis Rispal, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *78-86-84-0-248 +32
  • MC. Matthaus Taylor, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *85-83-80-0-248 +32
  • MC. Frédéric Matthey, Université Laval Rouge et Or, *80-85-85-0-250 +34
  • MC. Noel Ngo, University of Manitoba Bisons, *84-82-84-0-250 +34
  • MC. Nicholas Striker, University of Guelph Gryphons, *80-89-82-0-251 +35
  • MC. Benjamin Taylor, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *91-82-80-0-253 +37
  • MC. Brett Sheridan, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, *80-87-86-0-253 +37
  • MC. Jeremy Parisien, École de Technologie Supérieure, *86-86-83-0-255 +39
  • MC. Drew Dougherty, University of Calgary Dinos, *79-84-92-0-255 +39
  • DQ. Alex Rakowski, University of Alberta Golden Bears, *93-99-87-101-380 +97

 

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