McMaster captain Brian Decker shot an even par 70 to take the silver medal at the Guelph Gryphon Invitational at the Cutten Club on Monday (Oct. 4).
Decker’s play has steadily improved through out the season and he started his round with one-over par on the front nine. Decker birdied his final two holes to shoot one under on the back nine, and an even par round of 70 for the day. He took the clubhouse lead and had to wait to see if his score would hold up.
Unfortunately, his score was beaten by Trainor Turkiwiecz of Toronto who fired a 69 in the second last group of the day.
Decker commented after the round: “I played solid all day, nothing spectacular, just smart golf. A win would have been nice but it was good to see Taylor play well and shoot a 69. I can only control what I do and I was happy with my round today – golf is golf you know…it’s always challenging you”.
As a team, McMaster finished fifth, just two shots away from a third place finish. Greg Gabel continued his solid play with a 75 and Matt Gay chipped in on his last hole to finish with a 76. Mark Young was the other counting score with an 81.
Waterloo won their second start tournament with a total of 293.
In the women’s competition, Candi Campbell shot an 83, and Kaitlyn Storton shot a 96 for McMaster.
The Marauders are hosts for the McMaster Invitational at Beverly Golf and Country Club on Oct. 14.