Men’s golf wins bronze
After winning ACAC gold, the Mount Royal Cougars men’s golf team came home from Ontario with a bronze medal in CCAA Nationals.
This is the first time men’s golf has medaled in nationals since 2001.
Hosted by St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario at the Ambassador Golf Club the team had a three-day total of 897 to take the bronze. This coming despite cold and windy conditions on the golf course.
Commenting on the weather, Kyle Henry, events and communications coordinator for Cougar athletics, said that it showed “a lot of mental fortitude on their (the teams) behalf.”
“It was great to see them come in third place.”
First place in the tournament went to Humber College of Toronto with the silver medal going to Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence of Quebec.
Darcy McDonald was MRU’s top male in the first day of the tournament with a 73 while Phil Kondrack was top male for days two and three with scores of 68 and 71.
“It goes to show the hard work Brock Balog (coach) has been doing with the golf team,” Henry said.
The women’s team, made up entirely of rookie golfers, finished in ninth place for the tournament.
Cougar golf resumes in May of the new year with royal Canadian Golf Association tournament.