Ancaster’s Matt Jacobs Wins OUA Men’s Golf Championships

McMaster Men’s Golfer, Matt Jacobs (Ancaster, ON) dropped a 20 foot putt on the 18th hole for birdie to win the Ontario University Athletics Individual Golf title at the Royal Ottawa Golf & Country Club in Ottawa on Tuesday (Oct. 16).

The McMaster Men’s golf team finished with the silver medal. The University of Ottawa earned Gold for the first time since 1999/2000.

McMaster Head Coach, Scott Koblyk was honoured with the OUA Coach of the year award for his second time since taking the reins as head coach in 2002/2003.

Jacobs started the day three strokes back of University of Ottawa golfer, Robert Mustard. Stepping onto the 17th hole, Jacobs knew that he would he would have to birdie his next two holes to win the title and earn McMaster the silver medal, and he delivered.

The Ancaster native, shot a one-under, 70 yesterday, and blistering two-under, sixty-nine in the final round today. Jacobs follows in the footsteps of team-mate, Jason Wellings who won the OUA crown in 2005-2006.

The McMaster Men’s team comprised of Rob Clayden (Woodbridge), Macus Vujacic (Mississauga), Brian Decker (Oakville), Jason Wellings (Dundas), and Matt Jacobs shot 302 on both days of the championship to earn the silver medal.

In the last six years, McMaster has captured 2 OUA gold medals, and 3 silver medals at the OUA championship.

The McMaster women’s team, playing with three players instead of four, finished fifth overall. McMaster’s Live Myklebust (Stranda, Norway) was unable to attend the championship due to illness. The University of Western Ontario won the OUA Women’s Championship for the third consecutive time.