Univer­sity golf tees off in Milby

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS -

The Milby Golf Club will host the Bishop’s Om­nium to start off the 40th sea­son of univer­sity golf on Au­gust 31st and Septem­ber 1st. Bishop’s is the host in­sti­tu­tion of this event. “It is the only dis­ci­pline at the univer­sity level where the twelve Que­bec uni­ver­si­ties take part and we’re happy that eight of those uni­ver­si­ties will be send­ing fe­male del­e­ga­tions as well,” com­mented Bernard Gagnon, the univer­sity pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor for the RSEQ.

The cir­cuit can count on the tech­ni­cal sup­port of Golf Que­bec this year. “Since we be­lieve in the sym­bio­sis of sports and stud­ies, we want to of­fer the high­est com­pet­i­tive stan­dards dur­ing the univer­sity com­pe­ti­tions,” ex­plained the gen­eral di­rec­tor of Golf Que­bec, Jean-pierre Beaulieu.

In 2010, the Rouge et Or of Laval Univer­sity and the Cara­bins of Univer­sité de Mon­treal dom­i­nated the cir­cuit and took, re­spec­tively, first place in the mens and the wom­ens.

McGill Univer­sity will host the sec­ond Om­nium of the sea­son on Septem­ber 11th and 12th at Owl’s Head Golf Club in Man­sonville. The third and last Om­nium will be at the Mon­treal Is­land Golf Club on Septem­ber 21st and 22nd when UQAM will host.

The provin­cial cham­pi­onship will be or­ga­nized by Laval Univer­sity and will take place at the Royal Que­bec Golf Club on Oc­to­ber 3rd and 4th. The Club de­cided to en­cour­age the univer­sity cir­cuit by al­low­ing the stu­dent ath­letes to ex­pe­ri­ence a pres­ti­gious pri­vate course.

The univer­sity golf cir­cuit be­gan in 1971 and has as its aim to al­low stu­dent ath­letes to ex­pe­ri­ence com­pet­i­tive play while study­ing at the univer­sity level.

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