Field is set for the 2017 PING CCAA Golf National Championships

Field is set for the 2017 PING CCAA Golf National Championships

OSHAWA – Durham College is set to welcome the top Canadian collegiate golfers next week as they play host to the 2017 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships. The four-round championship will take place from October 17-20 at Royal Ashburn Golf Club.

“Royal Ashburn will be an excellent venue to host this years' national championship,” said Ken Babcock, Durham College athletic director. “The media, sponsors and friends of the program had a chance to try out the course earlier in the month at the kick-off event and it is second to none. I am certain that it will provide a challenge for all of the participants involved next week.”

The opening ceremony will take place on Monday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. followed by the official practice round. The CCAA championship banquet will take place at 7 p.m. Jostens is the official supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet. The first round of the championship will tee-off on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.

Durham College heads into the tournament as the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) bronze medalists. The last time Durham hosted the national championship, the Lords won two bronze medals (team competition and Shea Varty, individual).

Durham has hosted this event three times in 2001, 2002 and 2012. Durham College also hosted the RCGA University/College golf championship in 2011.

The Lords have hosted award winning and highly regarded national championships including men's volleyball (1990 & 2003), women's volleyball (1990), men's soccer (1999), women's soccer (1999), men's & women's golf (2001, 2002 & 2012), baseball (2009 & 2016), men's basketball (2011) and women's softball (2015).

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club opened in 1962 as an 18-hole facility, and has since developed into a world-class facility, ranked among the Top 50 public golf courses in Canada.

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

Men’s Team Competition

Cégep André-Laurendeau
Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence
Durham College
Georgian College
Holland College
Humber College
Red Deer College
University of Alberta - Augustana
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of New Brunswick
University of the Fraser Valley

INDIVIDUALS: Mohawk College, Fanshawe College, St. Lawrence College - Kingston, Vancouver Island University

Women’s Team Competition

Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence
Georgian College
Humber College
MacEwan University
Medicine Hat College
University of the Fraser Valley
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of New Brunswick

INDIVIDUALS: Concordia University of Edmonton, Red Deer College, Holland College

-Courtesy of Durham College