By Jay Shewfelt
(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Saints women’s golf team will be heading to Guelph next week to compete in the 13th edition of the Canadian University/College Championship. The event is conducted by Golf Canada and will take place at the Stanley Thompson-designed Cutten Fields Golf Club in Guelph from May 25 through 29.
“As the home of the University of Guelph Gryphons, Cutten Fields is honoured to be hosting this championship,” commented Steve Bryant, Director of Golf for Cutten Fields. “Our membership is extremely proud to share the history and legacy of Cutten with the Canadian golf community. We are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase our course to the best university and college students in the country.”
The Championship was created to provide an opportunity for Canada’s best university and college golfers to compete in a national event. This tournament also serves as a qualifier for the 2015 World University Golf Championship. The global competition will be played between July 8 and 11 in Gwangju, South Korea.
The Saints are the only women’s college team taking part in the event along with 11 University teams.
Participating for St Clair will be Ashley Unrau (St. Thomas), Victoria Ducharme (Windsor), Laura Martin (Chatham), and April Lesperance (Belle River). The Saints are coached by head coach Kevin Corriveau and assistant coach Heather MacKenzie.
Unrau will be leading the way for St Clair as she is the defending OCAA Bronze medalist. The Saints team are the defending OCAA Gold Medalists and finished 5th in Canada in the CCAA Championships this past fall.
“This is a great opportunity for our women to compete against the top golfers from across Canada,” said coach Corriveau. “The competition will be extremely tough but this experience can only make our team stronger moving forward.”