Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release University of Manitoba Bisons

Lavallee top Bison after opening round at Canadian University / College Championship

Stefan Lavallee had the low round of the day for members of the University of Manitoba Bisons Men’s Golf team during the opening round of the Canadian University / College Championship in Bromont, Quebec.

Lavallee’s scorecard featured one eagle and five birdies on his way to even par 72. That puts him tied for 11th overall.

Samuel Breton Gagnon of the Champlain St. Lawrence Lions and Aiden Schumer of the UBC Thunderbirds share the lead after 18 holes at five under par 67.

Also from the University of Manitoba:

Brent Ingram +5, 77
Connor Stewart +8, 80
Lachlan Allerton +12, 84
Cole Peters +13, 85

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Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release University of Manitoba Bisons

Bisons tee off at Canadian University / College Championship

Five members of the University of Manitoba Men’s Bisons Golf team are in Bromont, Quebec for the Canadian University / College Championship.

Lachlan Allerton, Brent Ingram, Stefan Lavallee, Cole Peters and Connor Stewart are representing our province and teeing off today.

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Following the third round, the field will be cut to the low ten (10) Male teams and the low six (6) Female teams, including any team within 15 shots of the lead. Individuals within 10 shots of third place, including any player within the top 10, will also make the cut.

The 72-hole stroke play event – which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – was last played in 2019 and hosted by the Fanshawe College Falcons at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont. In contrast to recent years, there will be no official host school for this year’s event held in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

The University of British Columbia enters this year’s tournament as the defending champions of both the Men’s and Women’s divisions. In 2019, the women’s team captured their fourth consecutive national championship with a one-stroke victory over the Laval Rouge et Or, while the men’s team erased a nine-stroke deficit to knock off the Western Mustangs in the final round via a playoff.

The UBC women have won 14 of the last 17 team event titles – easily the most in the competition’s history. The T-Birds also have the most men’s team championships with six.

Sarah Dunning of the University of Guelph was crowned champion of the Women’s individual competition and Charles Fitzsimmons of Western University took home the honours on the Men’s side in 2019. Neither Dunning, nor Fitzsimmons will be returning to defend their titles this year.