Upper Canada College’s varsity and junior varsity golf teams registered their best results in four years by finishing second in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletics Association (CISAA) championship tournament at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham.
Tucker McIntosh shot a 77, the second best of any golfer in the final junior varsity tournament, to lead his team. Gerry Mei was the team’s best player throughout the three-tournament season, according to coach Jim Laplante, who was assisted by Adam Bestard.
Trung Tran was UCC’s best varsity golfer in the CISAA championship after also firing a 77. Laplante says Jay Williams was the varsity team’s most consistent player through the season.
UCC’s best result during the season was at the third tournament of the season, which was hosted by Trinity College School and used a two-man scramble format involving teams of two players working together as a team to achieve the lowest score.
Junior varsity players Ryan Moore and Mei formed one team while Justin Symons and Jackson Purchas comprised the other.
“Both teams played stellar golf and came out as the junior champions for the day,” says Laplante. “Ryan and Gerry posted the low score of the day at seven under 64, with Justin and Jackson not far behind with a five-under 66.”
The varsity team also had a great showing that day with Williams and Tom Reeve posting a six-under 65, and Tran and Robert Wong shooting a one-under 70. Their combined scores earned them third place for the tournament.
The junior varsity team also won the BSS tournament at Shanty Bay Golf Club in Barrie.
“The next few years look very strong, with some excellent junior golfers being led by Gerry Mei, Ryan Moore, Tucker McIntosh and Justin Symons, with some excellent returning seniors in Jay Williams, Tom Reeve, Trung Tran and Hugh Smith,” says Laplante.