Paris, ON – October 2nd, 2013 – It was a big day for the Georgian Grizzlies men’s and women’s Golf teams at the OCAA Championships held at the Paris Grand Golf Club in Paris, Ontario on Wednesday.
The third and final round of competition was a successful day for the Grizzlies as both teams were able to walk away with medals.
The men’s team claimed the silver medal at the event finishing ahead of the Niagara Knights who claimed bronze and only behind the Humber Hawks who took home the gold medal. It’s the third straight season the Grizzlies were able to able to win the silver medal at the event, and fifth time they have medaled in five years.
Georgian’s women’s team was in a tight battle with the St. Clair Saints for second spot. The Saints were able to edge the Grizzlies by just three strokes with Georgian earning the bronze medal. Georgian has now earned a medal in each of the past three seasons.
Georgian’s Colton Kalkanis had the best round of the day shooting a 3-under 69 and finished in a tie for the silver medal with Humber’s Alex Dumais. Kalkanis, a Barrie native, has now medaled in two consecutive seasons at the event after winning the gold medal last year. Christian McCullough of Humber took home the gold this year finishing -6 for the tournament.
Georgian’s men’s golfers had strong finishes as well with Alex Wilson (Orangeville) finishing 8th, Sterling Emery (Orangeville) finishing 11th, Michel Sonnenburg (Massey) finishing 12th, and Clayton Connor (Newmarket) finishing in 22nd place.
Chloe Wells continued her strong play throughout the tournament to earn the silver medal in the women’s competition. The Mississauga native put together strong outings in all three days of competition in her first OCAA Championship. Cory Pond of Simcoe also had a good outing for the Grizzlies finishing in a tie for 6th place
With their finishes both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Championship which will be held at the Royal Quebec Golf Club from October 15th to 18th in Boischatel, Quebec.
During the medal presentations of the event it was announced that Georgian’s Head Coach Katie Ferguson was named OCAA Golf Coach of the Year for the second time. She previously won the award in 2011 and will be the OCAA’s representative for CCAA Coach of the year during the National Championship.
Full results can be viewed here http://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao13/event/gao13297/contest/4/leaderboard.htm