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Locke leads Hurricanes golf team to first national title

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QUEBEC CITY - Digby’s Eric Locke has led the Holland College Hurricanes men's golf team to the Charlottetown school's first national title.

Locke finished fourth at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national golf championships thanks to a strong second round. The scheduled third day of the tournament at the Club de Golf Lorette was cancelled today Oct. 17 due to heavy rain in Quebec City.

Locke shot a 72 and 69 to finish three under par, and tied with Etienne Papineau of Champlain St. Lawrence and Grant Maskiewich of Camosun College.

Locke had a great start on day one with four birdies on the first six holes and then stumbled on the back nine recording two bogeys and a double bogey.

The Digby golfer made up for that on day two, recording five birdies and only two bogeys.

Jarred Callbeck of Camosun College finished in first with a 68 and 70 to finish six under.

Locke’s teammate on the Hurricanes, Brett Wilson of Sussex, N.B., finished in a four-way tie for seventh at one under. Wilson shot a 70 on day one and a 73 today.

The other team members, Justin Shanks, Neil Ryan and Luke Allen finished 13th and 17th and 39th  respectively.

The Hurricanes were one over, three strokes ahead of the Camosun College Chargers and six ahead of Fraser Valley Cascades.

The golf gold is the first-ever national title for the Charlottetown college in 10 years of CCAA competition.

Seventy-six golfers from 14 colleges across Canada took part at nationals.

Both Locke and Wilson were named All-Canadians at the opening banquet Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Locke won every Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association event this season including the championships on Oct. 4 and 5, which he won by thirteen strokes.

Last year Locke finished eleventh at the CCAAs and the Hurricanes finished fifth.

Locke won the ACAAs in 2013 and 2014 and Wilson won it in 2012, when Locke finished second.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

QUEBEC CITY - Digby’s Eric Locke has led the Holland College Hurricanes men's golf team to the Charlottetown school's first national title.

Locke finished fourth at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national golf championships thanks to a strong second round. The scheduled third day of the tournament at the Club de Golf Lorette was cancelled today Oct. 17 due to heavy rain in Quebec City.

Locke shot a 72 and 69 to finish three under par, and tied with Etienne Papineau of Champlain St. Lawrence and Grant Maskiewich of Camosun College.

Locke had a great start on day one with four birdies on the first six holes and then stumbled on the back nine recording two bogeys and a double bogey.

The Digby golfer made up for that on day two, recording five birdies and only two bogeys.

Jarred Callbeck of Camosun College finished in first with a 68 and 70 to finish six under.

Locke’s teammate on the Hurricanes, Brett Wilson of Sussex, N.B., finished in a four-way tie for seventh at one under. Wilson shot a 70 on day one and a 73 today.

The other team members, Justin Shanks, Neil Ryan and Luke Allen finished 13th and 17th and 39th  respectively.

The Hurricanes were one over, three strokes ahead of the Camosun College Chargers and six ahead of Fraser Valley Cascades.

The golf gold is the first-ever national title for the Charlottetown college in 10 years of CCAA competition.

Seventy-six golfers from 14 colleges across Canada took part at nationals.

Both Locke and Wilson were named All-Canadians at the opening banquet Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Locke won every Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association event this season including the championships on Oct. 4 and 5, which he won by thirteen strokes.

Last year Locke finished eleventh at the CCAAs and the Hurricanes finished fifth.

Locke won the ACAAs in 2013 and 2014 and Wilson won it in 2012, when Locke finished second.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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