2017 Golf season recap
SLC LIONS’ GOLF PROGRAM ASSOCIATION WITH AGFC
On September 29th, l’Académie de Golf Fred Colgan (AGFC) and the Lions’ golf program inaugurated a state of the art Golf Lab at Le Club de golf de Lorette Inc. The event gathered many former athletes, employees and fans to play a round of golf followed by a friendly cocktail in the evening. Dominique Routhier and Jean Robert, respectively former Dean of Students and Campus Director at Champlain – St. Lawrence, were honorary presidents of the event. They are both responsible, with Fred Colgan for the implementation of the golf program at St. Lawrence and their contribution was highlighted during the cocktail. This activity definitely brought back wonderful memories.
Colgan, a role model to all his student-athletes, has been devoted for the Lions’ program for the past 20 years. His passion and remarkable work ethic led the team to a perfect record this season in the RSEQ. Champlain – St. Lawrence is very thankful to Coach Colgan for being as dedicated to his sport and our golf program, which is one of the best in Canada.
LIONS’ GOLF PROGRAM PERFORMANCES AT THE NATIONALS
The 2017 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships were hosted by Durham College from October 17-20 at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club. Champlain – St. Lawrence was represented by a total of 8 athletes (5 men and 3 women); Charles-Éric Bélanger, David Tweddell, Antoine Roy, Jonathan Vermette, Solomon Coupal, Sarah-Eve Rhéaume, Audrey Côté and Sarah-Maud Longchamps.
Sarah-Eve Rhéaume, Audrey Côté, Charles-Éric Bélanger and David Tweddell were named All-Canadians as RSEQ’s student-athletes for their performance and contribution to the sport and their team at the CCAA banquet.
Rhéaume had an impressive 9 back at her last round which gave her the opportunity to catch up with Madison Kapchinsky of UFV. Sarah-Eve finally won the gold medal after a playoff hole and led the team with a silver medal. The Men’s team had one of their best round of their history played on the third day of competition, which helped them finish fourth place. Charles-Éric Bélanger played great golf and deserved the bronze medal.
Last, but not the least, our Head coach, Fred Colgan, was named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Golf Coach of the year. We are very proud to have Fred as a mentor for our student-athletes. We are already looking forward to the 2018 season where we hope the Lions will have the chance to improve in this year’s performance when they travel to Medecine Hat, Alberta for the 2018 CCAA Golf Championships.