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Hurricanes golfers have strong first day at nationals

October 17, 2013

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Tariqah Walikraam sits in sixth place after day one.

Tariqah Walikraam sits in sixth place after day one.

Brett Wilson, of the Holland College Hurricanes, shot an even-par-72 Wednesday during the opening round of the ING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Golf Championships.

He is in a seven-way tie for ninth place, four strokes back of leaders Colton Kalkanie of Georgian College and Alex Dumais of Humber College.

The three-round competition continues today at the Royal Quebec Golf Course in Quebec City.

Other Hurricanes taking part include Justin Shanks (tied for 16 with a 1-over 73), Mathieu Arseneault and Eric Locke (each tied for 27 with a 3-over 75) and Neal Ryan (tied for 35 at 4-over 76). There are 76 golfers in the field.

The Hurricanes are in fourth place in the team event at 7-over 295 while Fraser Valley and Humber College lead after a 5-under 283 opening round.

On the women’s side, Tariqah Walikraam shot a 7-over 79 and is in sixth place. She is the lone Hurricanes female competing.

The leader is Valerie Tanguay of Champlain St. Lawrence who shot a 5-under 67.

Story credit to the Guardian.

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