Kalkanis Repeats as National Champion
October 18, 2013

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Colton Kalkanis repeated as PING CCAA National Golf Champion on Friday finishing an incredible 10 strokes up on the competition

Boischatel, Quebec – October 18th, 2013 – Georgian Grizzlies men’s golfer Colton Kalkanis had a performance for the ages at the 2013 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championship to repeat as individual gold medalist for the second consecutive year.

Kalkanis entered the third round of play on Friday with a five stroke lead on his competition at the Royal Quebec Golf Club in Boischatel, Quebec.

The Barrie native posted a tournament low 7-under 65 in the event’s final round to finish on top of the leaderboard. Kalkanis had the lowest score on all three days of the tournament after shooting matching rounds of 68 in rounds one and two. He finished the tournament an incredible ten strokes up on the second placed finisher.

Of the total eight rounds in which golfers posted rounds in the 60’s, Kalkanis had three of them to win in dominate fashion. No other golfer posted more than one round in the 60’s, giving Kalkanis a performance that will go down as one of the greats in the history of the event.

With the victory, Kalkanis becomes the first men’s golfer to repeat as the PING CCAA National Golf Champion in the tournament’s history.

Last season, Kalkanis become the first male golfer to win both the individual title at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Golf Championship and the PING CCAA Championship in the same year. He earned a silver medal at this year’s OCAA Golf Championship back on October 2nd in Paris, Ontario.

The Georgian’s men’s team also saw themselves in medal contention at the event missing out by a narrow three strokes from the bronze medal, finishing in 4th place. Alex Wilson (Orangeville) finished tied for 24th, Michel Sonnenburg (Massey) and Sterling Emery (Orangeville) finished tied for 36th, and Clayton Connor (Newmarket) finished tied for 43rd for the Grizzlies.

On the women’s side Cory Pond (Simcoe) finished in 17th spot while Chloe Wells (Mississauga) earned a 21st place finish. The duo finished in 8th place as a team. The duo was awarded the fair play award for the tournament.

Full results from the event can be viewed here: http://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga13/event/rcga13261/contest/1/leaderboard.htm