Mac strikes first in OUA golf

Jonathan Lam

The McMaster Men’s golf team won the first golf tournament of the Ontario University Athletics season, the Carleton Invitational, played at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa on Saturday (Sept. 15).

The field had to deal with weather conditions that were cool with strong winds.

The Marauder team consisted of Jonathan Lam, who shot a 74 on the day, Greg Gabel (76), Mark Young (78), Jamie Cherutti (78), and Patrick Thornley (82).

McMaster’s team score of 306 was 11 shots better than second-place Wilfrid Laurier, with Ottawa University finishing third with a team score of 318.

Jonathan Lam tied for first for overall low score and had some comments about the event, “The conditions today were tough but I was just able to keep it together, gave it my best effort and was able to keep the number low enough. I’m finding ways to score – that’s the trick in golf, being able to score on good days and bad ones.”

The McMaster golfers will be at Queens on Sunday for the second event of the season.