Battling rain, wind, and cold temperatures, McMaster Marauders’ Michaela DiMarcantonio’s two-day total of 163 earned her Second Team All-Star honours and a seventh place finish at the Ontario University Athletics golf championships Tuesday (Oct. 21).
Playing at Oshawa Golf and Curling Club Monday and Tuesday, fourth-year DiMarcantonio finished with a six-over-par round of 78 in the second round of play after a first round of 85.
“The conditions weren’t the best the past two days,” DiMarcantonio noted. “I found it difficult to get off to a good start on Monday, but I refocused on the back nine and got a streak of crucial pars going. I carried that momentum going into the second round.”
The Marauder women’s team finished with a two-day total of 564, placing them seventh of the 11 teams in the field. The Marauders got off to a difficult start in the first round, but dropped a combined 24 shots in their second round (294, 270).
Battling the weather conditions, Sasha Wright dropped 13 shots off her first round score to shoot 91 in the second round (104, 91). Rachael Wright and Heather Lloyd, both shooting 101 in round two, dropped four shots from their first rounds of 105.
The University of Toronto Blues successfully defended the OUA title in the women’s team division, shooting a two-day total of 461.
Winning the OUA men’s team title were the Waterloo Warriors with a two-day total of 591. The Marauder men’s team finished in 11th place in the 17-team field.
The low Marauder for the men’s team was Wesley Kwok, who finished tied for 29th place with a total of 155. He had an impressive 1-over-par first round of 73 and a second round of 82.
Colin McCoy also excelled on day one with a solid round of 75. He finished with a two-day total of 159 (75, 84).
Jamie Cherutti carded a 163 with rounds of 81 and 82, while Michael Forbes finished at 165, dropping seven shots from his first round score of 86 to shoot a second round of 79.
Patrick Thornley finished at 169 with rounds of 83 and 86.