By Ryan McCracken on October 22, 2016.
The shots just didn’t fall for Becky Martin in the third and final round of the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association golf championships at Prince Edward Island’s Fox Meadow Golf Club.
The Rattlers golfer entered the final round of the tour on top of the leaderboard after shooting 76 and 78 in the first and second rounds, respectively, but Friday’s final round score of 84 left Martin slipping from first to third.
“Ijust wasn’t hitting the ball as well as I’d like to, and the wind, that kind of multiplied the results good or bad,” said Martin. “I’m pretty happy about it, all in all.”
“From my end she just didn’t look totally comfortable out there,” added Rattlers golf coach Trevor Moore. “It’s tough to say exactly what happened but she had a rough day. It happens.”
Georgian College’s Addison Wallwin took the women’s individual title with a 230, four strokes ahead of Martin, while Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence’s Noemie Ouellette edge Martin by a single stroke to take silver.
Martin wasn’t the only one who shot a tournament-low on Friday, as heavy winds and inclement weather made things especially difficult. Fellow Rattlers Danielle Blackmer and Nicole Schultz finished 14th and 25th, respectively. Blackmer shot an 83-87-87â€”257 to finish in a three-way tie with Holland College’s Karleigh Turcotte and Champlain’s Sarah-Maud Longchamps, while Schultz finished the week at 88-92-97.
While the difficult final day held the Rattlers off the podium in the team event â€” finishing fifth with an overall total of 491 â€” Moore says the trip was a truly rewarding experience and a great achievement by his players.
“It didn’t end the way we necessarily wanted it to as a team, or individually for the players, but I couldn’t be prouder,” said Moore. “We were only five shots out of a medal on the women’s side.”
On the men’s side, Medicine Hat’s Braden Schacher finished 59th with an 84-77-81â€”242, while Niagara College’s Josiah Dixon took the individual title with a 67-69-75â€”211.