Eric Locke chips out of the sand while practising Tuesday at the Fox Golf Academy in Stratford.
Eric Locke of Digby shot four over par on three days of golf, posting rounds of 75, 70 and then 75 again at the Canadian College Athletic golf championships in Quebec City.
Playing for the Holland College Hurricanes, Locke finished in a three-way tie for eleventh in individual play.
His first round on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Royal Quebec Golf Club included one birdie, two bogeys and a double bogey on the par three 13.
Thursday he birdied the first two holes and managed altogether four birdies and two bogeys – one of them on 13 again.
Friday he bogeyed the first two holes, and the tenth before figuring out 13 and recording a par there.
Then a birdy, a bogey, a birdy, a bogey to finish the round.
(Locke’s scorecard on ccaa.ca )
Locke, in his second year of golf management studies at Holland College in Prince Edward Island finished 16th individually at this event last year.
The Hurricanes improved as a team as well, finishing in fifth this year, one position higher than last year with scores of 295, 294 and 299 totalling 888 and 11 over.
Fraser Valley won the team event with scores of 283, 290 and 290, totalling 863 and one under.
Colton Kalkanis of Georgian College dominated the event winning by ten strokes.
If his first two rounds of 68 (four under) weren’t impressive enough (only one other golfer in the field of 76 managed a 68 and he finished 5 over), Kalkanis then went 7 under on his final round 65.
This was the last event for the Hurricanes until the Golf Canada University/College golf nationals next spring.
Eric Locke named All-Canadian
The Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association has named Eric Locke of Digby among the their All-Canadians.
The CCAA announced the All-Canadians Tuesday night, Oct. 15 in Quebec City at the players’ banquet prior to the start of the CCAA PING National Golf Championships.
Locke in his second year playing golf for the Holland College Hurricanes of PEI was also a 2012 CCAA All-Canadian Athlete.
Locke was the top finisher for his team in last year’s CCAA championship (16th) and finished in fifth place at the Golf Canada University/College National Championships last spring.
This season Eric has won two events, including the ACAA Championships at Crowbush.