Written by Carleton Sports Information
Photo by Marc Bourget
OTTAWA, ON — The Carleton Ravens golf team came up with a strong showing at this weekend’s OUA Golf Championship with a pair of top ten finishes against the conference’s top competition.
Hosted by the University of Ottawa at Loch March Golf and Country Club, Carleton had one of its top performances of the season at the marquee event, as the men’s team finished tied in seventh place out of 15 schools.
In women’s singles play, Carleton’s Chloe Wilson (Carleton Place, ON) showed great promise for the future by tying for eighth overall at the end of the two-round championship.
Led by rookie Matt Kartusch (Newcastle, ON) and fourth-year player Tyler Watson (Guelph, ON), who both finished the weekend tied in 12th place at +6, the Ravens finished Day 1 with an aggregate score of 302, placing them tied for fifth after round one. Kartusch impressed with a score of 74 in the opening round, which was the top individual round posted by a Raven at Loch March.
Day 2 saw the team struggle on the front nine, but the Ravens would finish strong to tie with Brock in 7th place. Watson shot a 75 on the final day, which was the top Carleton score of the round.
Veteran Chris Hennigar (London, ON) finished tied in 36th place with a +13, while Paul Martin (Kingston, ON) and Ben Kargus (Pakenham, ON) rounded out the group with a final tally of +15 at the championship.
The men’s team’s seventh place finish is the team’s best OUA Championship result.
Previous Ravens Men’s Team Results at OUA Championship:
2009 – 10th (+66) at Angus Glen Golf Club – South Course
2010 – 11th (+60) at Angus Glen Golf Club – South Course
2011 – 13th (+100) at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club
2012 – T-13th (+59) at Grey Silo Golf Course
2013 – 14th (+64) at Grey Silo Golf Course
2014 – T-13th (+35) at Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
2015 – 10th (+44) at Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
2016 – 12th (+44) at Ambassador Golf Course
First-year golfer Chloe Wilson came up with a solid performance at her first OUA Championship, finishing with a score of +21. Wilson had a sensational opening round, shooting a 78 on the first day, which placed her fourth overall. The Criminology and Criminal Justice major had two birdies on the front nine, making her one of the front runners going into Day 2.
Despite a decent front nine in the second round, Wilson could not carry the momentum into the back nine, as she finished with a score of 87 to end the tournament tied in eighth place with Toronto’s Ana Peric, the 2016 OUA champion.
Wilson was selected as an OUA Second-Team All-Star, becoming the first women’s golfer awarded all-conference status since Sam Coates received a First-Team award in 2015.