WINDSOR, Ont. (Tuesday, October 18, 2016) – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ golf team finished off a very successful OUA season in style at the OUA Championships on Monday and Tuesday at the Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor. This was highlighted by what was perhaps the best performance of Golden Hawk Austin Ryan
’s career in capturing the individual men’s crown Tuesday. Ryan's victory was the first OUA gold for the Golden Hawks since Jim Zwolak won the men's competition in 2002.
Ryan (Waterloo, Ont.) capped off his second straight two-under par round of 69 Tuesday afternoon in dramatic fashion by making his second eagle of the tournament at the par-4 18th hole, sealing a two-stroke victory. Ryan showed remarkable consistency in dissecting a course that proved to be a challenge for many at a lengthy 7033 yards, scoring better than 14 shots below average over the two rounds.
In the team competitions the Hawks also saw some success, although just missed out on medalling in both the women’s and men’s competition. The men finished in a tie for fourth place with Brock after a two-day total of 587 (19-over par). The women grabbed sixth position with a two-day total of 515. Eric Flockhart
(Mississauga, Ont.) also finished strong on the men's side on day two, firing an even-par round of 71 to finish in a tie for 21st. Skylar Turkiewicz
(Brantford, Ont.) was the top performer in the women’s competition for the Hawks, finishing 16th with rounds of 86 and 84.
The Waterloo Warriors and Toronto Varsity Blues won the men’s and women’s team competitions respectively, both repeating as champions from 2015.