Guelph’s Giles claims OUA women’s individual golf title
PICKERING – Jacqueline Giles of the Guelph Gryphons captured the Judy McCaw Trophy as the women’s champion of the single-round OUA golf championships Friday at the Cherry Downs Golf Club.
Her win was one of three medal performances by the Gryphons as Justin Allen was the bronze medalist in the men’s individual category, helping the Gryphs to a share of third in the men’s team championship.
Giles finished with a score of two-over 74 to win by two strokes over Lexie McKay of Western. Laura Demarco was the only other competitor in the field of 40 to score under 80 as she was third at 78.
Giles made a charge on the back 9 for the win as she had four bogeys and three pars on the front 9. She recorded a birdie and seven pars on the back 9.
Fourth-place finisher Rachel Jackson of Ottawa shot a 37 on the front nine and was at 61 heading to the final three holes, one stroke ahead of Giles, but Jackson double bogeyed each of the final holes to record a score of 80.
Friday was quite a day for Giles as she was also announced as the winner of the Ken McKenzie Award, a Golf Ontario scholarship.
The Gryphs finished ninth in the women’s team championships with a score of 285. Western won at 241 while Windsor was second at 252 and Ottawa third at 259.
The lowest three scores on the four-person teams counted toward the women’s team scores.
For the Gryphs, Rachel Bauer shot a 102 while Ella Oster was at 109 and Kate Calzonetti was at 126.
Allen was one of four golfers and the only one not from Queen’s who recorded rounds of one-under 70 in the men’s individual tournament. The tie was broken using Golf Ontario’s tie-breaking policy and it left Zachary Greifenberger second, Allen third, Michael von Schalburg fourth and Nick Pacione fifth.
Thomas Demarco of Windsor won the men’s title with a round of three-under 68.
The Gryphs and McMaster tied for third in the men’s team standings with a score of 298.
The lowest four scores on the five-person teams counted toward the men’s team scores.
Xavier Ayora shot 75 for the Gryphs while Kobe Smith was at 76 and both Jack Ferguson and Pierce Saly scored 77s.
Queen’s won the team title at 287 while Laurier was second at 296.
- Guelph Sports Journal