|Bison men's golf team finish in ninth place at Canadian University/College Championship|
|Posted Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:00 PM|
|At the 2012 Canadian University/College Championship conducted by Golf Canada, the Manitoba Bisons men’s golf team finished in ninth place in the team standings after the completion of the fourth and final round of competition. The Championship was played from May 29-June 1 at the Par 71 Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, B.C.|
The Manitoba Bisons men's golf team had their best score in Championship history in the fourth round with a 284 and registered 291-304-297-284 for a 1176 score (+40) and were only one shot back of eighth place University of Victoria, two shots back of seventh place Western University plus only six shots back of fifth place Université de Montréal. The men’s champion was Université Laval at 276-291-273-286-1126 (-10).
Individually for Manitoba, fifth year Bobby Wiebe led the Bisons and had a best ever finish by a Manitoba golfer at this Championship with a tie for eighth place after shooting 70-76-70-69 for a 285 score (+1). Third year Josh Wytinck (pronounced Wit-ing) was tied for 32nd with a 73-75-76-72-296 (+12) while second year Charlie Boyechko was tied for 43rd by posting a 75-81-74-69-299 (+15). Fourth year Riley Unger had a 77-75-77-74-303 (+19) score, good for tie at 50th and second year Bryce Barr was tied for 56th with a 73-78-80-75-306 (+22) result.
Bison golf head coach Garth Goodbrandson said from Victoria, “The guys played great on the final day after a tough day two and really bounced back with a great attitude. All five golfers really responded well and we would have loved a Top 5 finish but posted our lowest round in Championship history. Bobby also played fantastic all week and was one of the top players with a terrific tournament result.”
This was the tenth year of Canadian University/College Golf Championship event.
The Bison men’s golf team championship results for the last nine years:
- 2010: sixth place after all four rounds
- 2010: ninth place after final rain-shortened three rounds
- 2009: 16th after three rounds
- 2008: 16th after three rounds
- 2007: 14th after three rounds of play. Tyler Mancini was the lone University of Manitoba golfer to play all four rounds and tied for 15th with a +1 (289) score.
- 2006: third place after all four rounds
- 2005: fourth place after all four rounds
- 2004: third place after all four rounds
- In the inaugural year – 2003: ninth after all four rounds
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Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
Phone: (204) 474-7492