Harber shoots way onto Team Ontario

Mohawk’s Kyle Harber has qualified for Team Ontario and the upcoming Canadian Colleges Athletic Association golf championships.

Harber, who plays out of King’s Forest in Hamilton, carded a final round par 72 to finish in a tie for 12th place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship at the Raven Golf Club in Lora Bay, near Thornbury, on Wednesday (Oct. 6).

“My final round made up for the first two when I shot 78 (each time),” said Harber, who described the course, located in the Blue Mountains on Georgian Bay, as “unbelievable.”

Harber finished at 12 over 228. His final 18 holes included five birdies, three bogeys and one double bogey. He qualified for the national event at Thompson Rivers in Kamloops, B.C., on Oct. 11-15, as one of only a handful of individuals. The top three teams in the OCAA Championship, Humber, Durham and Georgian, automatically advanced. Humber won the men’s team competition for the fifth year in a row and ninth time in the last 11 years. Mohawk wound up a very respectable seventh out of 16 teams.

Mountaineers’ Andrew Farlow finished in a tie for 34th place at 248 after shooting 78 in his last round. Teammate J.D. Shaw carded 81 for a 246 total, good for 44th spot. Kyle Stephenson wound up 57th, at 253, after an 82 and Brandon Taylor also had an 82 in his last round, to total 264, finishing in a tie for 63rd place, in the field of 85.

The individual title was captured by Mark Hoffman of Humber, who fashioned a one under par 71 on Wednesday. His 214 total, two under par, was four shots better than teammate Hawk Adrian Cord, the first round leader, who also closed with a 71.

Durham was a runaway winner of the women’s team event, ending Humber’s four year reign. The Lords were led by Kayleigh Kraemer, whose score of 219, was three over par and seven shots clear of the field.

Mohawk was not represented in the women’s competition.