Canadian Colleges athletics: Weir cracks top five

Kate Weir shot a 6-over par 78 to finish in the top five at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national championship in Oshawa, Ont.

Trail golfer Kate Weir saved her best for last, shooting a 6-over par 78 to finish in the top five at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national championship in Oshawa, Ont. Friday.

The Douglas College All-Canadian’s final round put her three-day total at 244 following rounds of 85 and 81 on Wednesday and Thursday.

Weir shot a 38 on the front nine with a birdie, bogey, and double bogey, and followed that with four bogeys for a 40 on the back nine.

Valerie Tanguay of Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions carded a blistering round shooting 5-under, 67, to finish 4-over par, 220 to win the tournament. The round shattered the Oshawa Golf and Country Club course record, as she posted five birdies and an eagle en route to the national title.

“It’s a really good feeling,” said Tanguay, who had her personal best score in competition play. “I was hitting the ball really well and my putting was good. I am really excited and am going to enjoy this moment.”

Jennifer Woods of UBC Okanagan, who was runner-up to Weir in the PacWest tour, finished in fourth place shooting a final round 83, to go with rounds of 79 and 78 for a 240 total.

The UBC-Okanagan team of Woods, Jessica Kozak and Alana Kent captured the women’s title with a one-stroke victory over the Holland College Hurricanes, finishing at 501 for the championship.

“We have come close a couple of times before so it feels great to finally win,” Woods told a CCAA reporter. “We didn’t know we had won until they posted the numbers on the scoreboard. It was a pretty amazing feeling.”