The McMaster Marauders placed third in the men’s division at the University of Windsor Lancer’s Invitational golf tournament at the Sutton Creek Golf & Country Club. The Marauders finished behind first place University of Waterloo and Michigan’s Davenport University to start the Ontario University Athletics golf season.
Jamie Wilson (Port Colborne), McMaster’s lone woman golfer last year, hit the ball extremely well all day long and posted her first two OUA birdies. She carded a 97, good for eighth place, 16 shots back of the winner.
Not surprisingly, Waterloo had an easy win, finishing at 285, 19 strokes ahead of the Grand Rapids university.
Featured on the Warriors team, last year’s OUA champions, is Victor NCAA transfer Victor Ciesielski. He gained national prominence as the amateur who qualified for and made the cut at this year’s Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.
But Ciesielski, who posted a one-under 71 at Sutton Creek, was bettered by five shots by his teammate Judd Whiteside who came home with a 66 and took men’s individual honours. Waterloo also placed third in the individual men’s section.
In the team competition, McMaster was 24 strokes back. Mike Gowan (Hamilton Sir Allan MacNab) had the best round, a 75, for the Marauders and placed fifth individually. Mac’s Mike Matunin (Unionville), playing the same course where he tied for low individual at the OUA Championships two years ago, shot 77 to tie for ninth place. Second-year golfer Rob Clayden (Woodbridge) had a 78. Marcus Vujacic (Mississauga) fought to overcome a triple and a quadruple bogey and finished at 79.
Mac rookie Jimmy DuDomaine (Burlington and Hillfield Strathallan) posted an 83, which was used to break a three-way tie for third place to give Marauders the team bronze medal.
Mac takes to the links again on Thursday (Sept. 21) at the Laurier Invitational where in 2002, Marauders won the title at Grey Silo Golf Course.
Lancer Invitational Results
Gold – Waterloo, 285
Silver – Davenport, 304
Bronze – McMaster, 309
* Mac wins bronze based on each team’s 5th golfer’s numbers
Gold – Judd Whiteside, Waterloo, 66
Silver – Victor Ciesielski, Waterloo, 71
Bronze – Nick Boone, Davenport, 72
Gold – Western, 250
Silver – Waterloo, 272
Bronze – Guelph, 288
Gold – Christan Bosley, Western, 81
Silver – Katie Label, Western, 84
Bronze – Cheryl Beech, Western, 85
Bronze – Tiffany Terrier, Waterloo, 85