Locked named athlete of the week
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Digby’s Eric Locke, second from left, led his Hurricane teammates Mathieu Arseneault, Brett Wilson, Justin Shanks and Neal Ryan to victory at the ACAA champsionships.
Digby’s Eric Locke led the Holland Hurricanes varsity golf team to an unprecedented eighth straight Atlantic College Athletic Association championship.
The two-day event was hosted at the Links at Crowbush Cove with a field made up of golfers from Dalhousie Agricultural College, St. Thomas University, Mount Allison University and Holland College.
The wind and tough course conditions proved to make Crowbush a formidable test for all participants.
Locke posted rounds of 70 and 69 to earn the individual honors and a 14-stroke victory. Locke’s Sunday round also included an incredible hole-in-one on the par three sixth hole. It was Locke’s third ace of the summer.
The remainder of the Hurricanes winning team included individual runner-up and third year player Mathieu Arseneault (78-75), Brett Wilson (80-74), Justin Shanks (77-78) and Neal Ryan (80-82).
The Hurricanes posted a team score of 601 which gave them a 105-stroke victory over runner-up St. Thomas University. Mount Allison University finished in third place in the team event.
The Hurricanes have taken home the ACAA championship title every year since 2006.
Male athlete of the week
Eric Locke was chosen as the Holland Hurricanes male athlete of the week for the week ending October 6.
Locke is in his second year of second year of Golf Club Management at the PEI school.
In Locke’s other two ACAA tournaments this fall, he tied for first in his first event at Mactaquac Golf Club in Fredericton, New Brunswick while he finished third at the event in Pugwash, Nova Scotia at Northumberland Links.
Locke will travel with the Hurricanes to the CCAA PING national golf championships held at Royal Quebec Golf Club, the event takes place from October 15 to 18.