Stadder, Buliga Named To OUA Golf All-Star Squads

By Elisa Mitton

(LaSALLE, ON) – The Waterloo Warriors men’s and the Toronto Varsity Blues women’s golf teams successfully defended their OUA Championship banners Tuesday afternoon as competition wrapped up at the Ambassador Golf Club.

The Varsity Blues became the first team since the Western Mustangs in 2008 to win four consecutive OUA banners, while the Warriors captured their third straight title; a first on the men’s side of competition since Toronto accomplished that same feat over fifty years ago in 1963.

The Blues dominated the second day of competition, posting a second round total of 230 in windy and humid conditions, to finish the two-day tournament with a total of 29-over par, 23-strokes ahead the second place Waterloo Warriors, who finished the tournament with a plus 52.

The Warrior women narrowly edged the Western Mustangs for the silver medal. The Mustangs captured the bronze with a two-day total of 55-over par 481.

Toronto’s Ana Peric led the way for the Blues, capturing the women’s individual gold medal with a seven-over par 149. Peric’s teammates Laura Upenieks, last year’s individual champion, and Sarah Kim tied for third with an overall 14-over 156, to bring home the individual bronze medal.

Rounding out the individual medals was Robyn Cambell of Queen’s who took home the silver with an 11-over 153.

On the men’s side, the Warriors trailed by six strokes entering the day and pushed hard for their title, thanks to an overall team effort, including two all-star performances from David French and Jake Adams. French placed second overall in the individual standings with a two-day total two-under 140, while Adams finished the tournament with a one-under 141.

The men’s individual golf title went to Laurier’s Austin Ryan, who shot his second straight two-under par to claim the trophy with a 138. Nick Quesnel of Queen’s also shot two-under par to tie French and claim individual silver.

As for the host Windsor Lancers, the women’s team finished fifth overall for their best finish ever at an OUA championship. The Blue and Gold closed out the two-day event with a plus-71, 497.

For the men, the Lancers placed eighth overall with a two-day score of 592 (+24). Third year Emily Stadder and fourth year senior Jason Buliga were both named OUA second team all-stars with a 17-over 159 and two-over 144, respectively.

Full women’s and men’s individual standings can be found online.

OUA Women’s Golf All-Stars

First Team

  • Ana Peric – Toronto
  • Robyn Campbell – Queen’s
  • Laura Upenieks – Toronto
  • Sarah Kim – Toronto

Second Team

  • Jordan Newlands – Western
  • Claire Konning – Waterloo
  • Kelsey Fuchs – Toronto
  • Laura Luna – Waterloo
  • Emily Stadder – Windsor

OUA Men’s Golf All-Stars

First Team

  • Austin Ryan – Laurier
  • David French – Waterloo
  • Nick Quesnel – Queen’s
  • Jake Adams – Waterloo
  • Charles Fitzsimmons – Western

Second Team

  • Josh Polisuk – Guelph
  • Ian Wilson – Queen’s
  • Andrew Pearson – McMaster
  • Alex Purdom – Western
  • Marc-Anthony Manion – Guelph
  • Truman Tai – Toronto
  • Jason Buliga  – Windsor
  • Wesley Kwok – Ottawa
  • MacKenzie Dasti – UOIT

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