Day two at the 2018 CCAA Golf National Championships started with a 40-minute frost delay but soon warmed to 22 degrees, making it a great day for golfers, volunteers and spectators at Desert Blume Golf Course.
The battle for top spot on the men’s side continues, with Cégep André-Laurendeau from the RESQ and Humber College from the OCAA sitting tied for first place with matching totals of six strokes under par 576. The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades moved into third place with a round of plus one, giving the team a two-day total of 593.
On the women’s side, the Red Deer College (RDC) Queens are still in first, holding a three-stroke lead over the host Medicine Hat College (MHC) Rattlers. The University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat climbed into third place, eight shots back of MHC. RDC has a two-day total of 324, followed by the Rattlers at 327 and the Heat at 335.
In the individual event, Connor Watt of the Humber College Hawks shot a four under 68 to take a two- stroke lead over Daniel Campbell of UFV and teammates Olivier Menard and Laurent Desmarchais from the Boomerang d’André-Laurendeau. Watt’s two-day total of 139 has him currently sitting five under par for the championship.
Emily Romancew from the John Abbott Islanders extended her lead over Becky Martin of the Medicine Hat Rattlers. Alyssa Stoddart of the Fanshawe Falcons and Shaye Ledidenius of the Red Deer Queens are tied for third, two strokes back of Martin. Romancew’s second consecutive score of 75 gives her a two-day total of 150, six strokes better than Martin.
Day two wrapped up with presentations of the daily individual and team awards.
Thomas Code from the Fanshawe Falcons shot a five under par 67, earning him the top score of the day and moving him into 11thplace. Thomas also impressed the official scorers with his kind, polite and thankful attitude. Becky Martin of the host Rattlers was given the honour of the female golfer of the day. Sitting second in both the team and individual events, Martin has been very personable, positive and a strong leader for her team.
The team of the day award went to Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE). As a team, the CUE Thunder were recognized for their positive attitude and support of each other as they embrace the nationals experience.
That experience is also shared and enhanced by the 185 volunteers giving their time and energy this week.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” says Sandy Henderson, volunteer and registrar at MHC. “The athletes have been very respectful and thankful of everyone’s efforts. It’s great to be able to support the college in hosting this event. We’re proud to be part of it.”