McFaul, Humber teammates set to defend university/college golf title

Canada’s top university and college golfers are at Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, B.C. to compete in the tenth playing of the Canadian University/College Championship, conducted by Golf Canada.

In all, 154 male and female golfers from post-secondary institutions across Canada will vie for both team and individual titles at this year’s event. The field will be comprised of 20 men’s and 12 women’s teams as well as eight individual competitors.

On the men’s side, the Humber College Hawks return to defend their title after securing an 18-stroke victory over the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds at the 2011 Canadian University/College Championship at The Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont. Alex Dumais of Caledon, Ont. is the lone returnee from last year’s championship Humber Hawks squad, which also boasts Ben Bell of Ottawa, Ben McFaul of Oakville, Christopher Bevan of Toronto and Conor Hache of Picton, Ont.

The UBC Thunderbirds will be seeking their fourth consecutive Canadian University/College Championship women’s division title, having captured their eighth title in the last nine years with a single stroke victory over the University of Victoria Vikes in 2011. Paced by last year’s individual women’s champion Kylie Barros of Edmonton, UBC recently secured the 2012 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship in Greeneville, Tenn. Reagan Wilson of Calgary, Alyssa Human of Kamloops, B.C. and Stephanie Wong of Richmond, B.C. round out UBC’s squad at Cordova Bay Golf Course.

Also competing in this year’s Canadian University/College Championship is Team Canada National Squad member Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont. Representing the University of Waterloo Warriors, Rank earned runner-up honors in 2011, finishing six strokes back of former Humber College Hawks standout Mark Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont. The University of Victoria’s Carson Kallis of Red Deer, Alta., who recently secured the individual title at the 2012 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship, is also in the field.

University of Victoria Vikes standout Megan Woodland of Victoria, B.C. will also take to Cordova Bay Golf Course this week after winning the individual title at the 2012 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship.

The top six males and top five females at the 2012 Canadian University/College Championship will receive an exemption into the 2012 World University Golf Championships.

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