Mohawk golfers hold the line

Mohawk’s Ashley Cochane shot her second straight 101 and teammate Jessica Fell carded a 118, one stroke off her first round total, in second day’s play of the 54-hole PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Golf National Championships in Oshawa on Thursday (Oct. 18).

Mohawk coach Deborah Lee Eldridge said it was a frustrating day for the Mountaineer women as they both played better in general, but some bad holes killed their scores.

“We started the day with a trip to the medical tent to have both players tended with injuries that were hurting them and affecting their play,” said Eldridge. “Jessica even saw the trainer again at the turn for more help. So, overall, today was a better day than yesterday but the scores don’t show it. One more chance tomorrow (Friday) to tackle the course again and improve our total.”

Following 36 holes, Elizabeth Asselin of CEGEP de Levis-Lauzon leads the women’s individual event, at four over par 148. She is three strokes ahead of Katherine Gravel-Coursol, the first round leader from CEGEP Lionel-Groulx.

Ontario Colleges Athletic Association champion Tiffany Albath of Durham is the top player from Ontario in seventh place, 19 strokes off the pace.

Mohawk remains in 8th place in the women’s team event. UBC Okanagan leads in that category.

Mohawk is not represented in the men’s championship. Humber golfers stand 1-2. Nicolas Fortin is at even par 144, one shot ahead of teammate Alex Dumais. OCAA champion Colton Kalkanis of Georgian is in a three way tie for third place, just two off the pace. Humber also leads the men’s team standings.