Gaiters Set To Hit The Links For The First Time In 2015

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

Roy­alQue­bec Golf Course in Bois­cha­tel, Que. is the site of the first RSEQ Univer­sity golf tour­na­ment in 2015 tak­ing place on Aug. 25-26. Com­ing off a solid sixth place fin­ish a year ago on the men’s side the Bishop’s Gaiters look to im­prove as ex­pec­ta­tions are high com­ing out of train­ing camp.

Bishop’s will bol­ster a vet­eran lineup on the men’s side as four of the five team mem­bers are re­turn­ers. Led by co­cap­tains James Huxham (Bea­cons­field, Que.) and Pa­trick D’Amour (Hud­son, Que.) the Gaiters will look to lower their scores with the ul­ti­mate goal of fin­ish- ing in the top four in the con­fer­ence and punch­ing their ticket the Na­tion­als. Join­ing Huxham and D’Amour are ju­niors Will Lor­tie (Sept Iles, Que.) and Jake Ste­rio (Scar­bor­ough, Ont.). The lone new­comer is trans­fer Ni­co­las DupuisGau­dreault (Mon­treal) who com­peted for the St. Michael’s Col­lege Pur­ple Nights a year ago.

Vet­eran Spencer Rich­mond (Perth, Ont.) will make the trip and com­pete as an in­di­vid­ual while don­ning the pur­ple and sil­ver.

On the women’s side 2014 team MVP Lind­say Reid (Bea­cons­field) re­turns for her fourth sea­son. She will be joined by a pair of fresh­men in Vir­ginie DupuisGau­dreault (Mon­treal) and Zoe Whit­field (Cal­gary).

“We are re­ally ex­cited to get this year go­ing,” said Gaiters coach Ash­ley Conn. “We have a great group of re­turn­ers and had a re­ally good train­ing camp at Owl’s Head Golf Club last week. Our goal is to crack the top four. On the women’s side I cer­tainly think that we can com­pete and turn a few heads. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting go­ing.”

The Gaiters are off to Royal Que­bec Golf Club for the first RSEQ Univer­sity event of the year. Fol­low­ing a prac­tice round on Mon­day they will get the sea­son started with their first round bright and early on Tues­day morn­ing fol­lowed by the sec­ond round slated for Wed­nes­day. Fol­low the Gaiters as the get into the swing of the sea­son at www.gaiters.ca or on Twit­ter, Face­book, In­sta­gram and YouTube us­ing @Bish­op­sGaiters.

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