The Laval Rouge et Or lead the men’s division, while the UBC Thunderbirds lead the women’s division after the final round of the Canadian University/College Championship at Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria.
Led by a six-under 65 from Max Gilbert of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Que. and a 66 from Sonny Michaud of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Laval Rouge et Or carded a combined score of 11-under 273 to establish a 16-shot lead over the University of Waterloo Warriors.
The Rouge et Or, also including Charles Côté of Thetford-Mines, Que., and Ugo Coussaud and Julien Proulx of Quebec City, sit at 12-under 840 for the championship.
The UBC Thunderbirds are third, 21 strokes off the lead, while the defending champion Humber College Hawks sit fourth, 33 shots back.
Gilbert, who has a three-day score of five-under 208, leads the men’s individual standings by one stroke over Michaud’s 54-hole score of four-under 209. Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., a University of Waterloo Warrior, is solo third at three-under 210.
“I played solid. I played very good,” said Gilbert, who had six birdies on the day. “I made no mistakes on the course. I made no bogeys. It was my first bogey-free game ever, so I’m pretty happy about the way I played.”
On the women’s side, the UBC contingent of Kylie Barros of Edmonton, Reagan Wilson of Calgary, Alyssa Human of Kamloops, B.C., and Stephanie Wong of Richmond, B.C., shot a combined eight-over 221 to secure a six stroke lead in team play over the University of Victoria Vikes.
Human, who carded a one-over 72 on Thursday and is seven-over 220 for the championship, sits atop the individual standings with a single stroke advantage over UVic’s Megan Woodland of Victoria and Brantford, Ont.’s Devon Rizzo of the University of Waterloo.
Barros, the defending women’s champion, is sixth, seven shots off the lead at 14-over 227.
Following Thursday’s third round, a cut was made to the low 10 male teams and low six female teams. Teams and individuals within 15 shots of the lead also made the cut prior to today’s final round.