ACAA golf championships being played at Crowbush Cove this weekend
October 3, 2013
The 2013 ACAA golf season is in full swing and coming to a close as the conference’s final event takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Links at Crowbush Cove in Prince Edward Island, the Holland College Hurricanes are the hosts for the event.
The Hurricanes will welcome ACAA golf rivals Dalhousie Agricultural College, St. Thomas University and Mount Allison University to PEI for team and individual competition in the male and female divisions.
The women’s Hurricanes have won the team event every year since 2007 with the exception of 2009. Holland College is coming off of a silver medal at last fall’s PING CCAA national championships in Oshawa, Ontario. This year’s two person team is made up of returning player Tariqah Walikraam and newcomer Carolyn Campbell.
Walikraam has won the first two ACAA events of the season at the Mactaquac and Northumberland Links golf clubs.
“This weekend I’m going to focus on hitting more fairways and greens and playing as solid as possible as we prepare for nationals”, shared Walikraam.
On the men’s side, they have won this event the past seven years and have been victorious in the first two ACAA events of the season. In the first event of the year at Mactaquac Brett Wilson and Eric Locke tied for low individuals while Wilson and rookie Neal Ryan tied for low-individual at the event in Pugwash, Nova Scotia at Northumberland Links.
Wilson had this to share heading into the event. “I’m feeling very confident with my game heading into the ACAA championships at Crowbush this weekend. Having won my last two events is a huge confidence boost and lets me know that my swing is where it needs to be heading into our last tournament before we leave for nationals. Crowbush will be a good test for all the players and I hope to play well and defend the team and individual title”.
The Hurricanes will have their full 15 man roster playing in this event. The 5 man team led by Brett Wilson, Eric Locke, Neal Ryan, Justin Shanks and Mathieu Arseneault will compete in the team competition while the ten individual entries (Luke Allen, Corey Beaver, Chance MacIntyre, Josh Dominie, Joe MacIsaac, Zack Ravn, Daniel Cluney, Mitchell Hippern, Mike Jeffrey, Jamie MacIntyre) will compete in the individual competition.
This weekend’s event is open to the public and anyone interested in watching the play is encouraged to do so, free of charge.
The Hurricanes will be travelling to the PING CCAA national championships in Quebec City at the Royal Quebec Golf Club October 15th to 18th.
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