Women’s golf team earns national victory

The Durham Lords women’s golf team recently earned two Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) medals at the 2011 CCAA PING Golf Championships, which were hosted by Holland College in Roseneath, P.E.I. from October 18 to 21.

Student-athletes Tiffany Albath and Kayleigh Kaemer led the scoreboard in the women’s competition, winning gold with a combined total of 327. Finishing just eight strokes ahead of Georgian College, the win earned them their second consecutive golf national title. Together, Albath and Kraemer have won a combined total of five CCAA national championship medals in the past two years.

“This is my last CCAA championship so it feels very good to finish with a win,” said Kraemer. “It was windy and that made it pretty tough. I played pretty solid, just a few mistakes and a tough double-bogey on 15. I’m very happy.”

Albath and Kraemer also excelled in the women’s individual, placing third and fourth with only a three-stroke difference between them. Albath finished with a total score of 162 and earned a bronze medal to go with the silver medal she won last year while Kraemer finished fourth, only one position out of medal contention. She ended with a combined score of 165, shooting 84 in her first round and 83 in her second.

On the men’s side, Durham College’s David Lang finished in a tie for fourth place in the men’s individual competition and the men’s team finished sixth overall in the team competition. The three-day national tournament had 84 participants from more than 18 Canadian institutions.

From a provincial perspective, the women’s golf team also participated in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) provincial golf championship, which took place from October 3 to 5 at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club in Cornwall, Ont. After three rounds of golf, the team was victorious in bringing home a total of four OCAA medals and earned a spot to compete at the national competition.