Eric Locke posted rounds of 70 and 69 to win the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association individual golf tournament and help his Holland College Hurricanes win the team event.
It is the eighth time the college has claimed the team title.
The championship, held at the Links at Crowbush Cove, also included the Dalhousie Agricultural College, St. Thomas University and Mount Allison University.
Locke also aced the par-three sixth hole on Sunday for his third hole-in-one of the year.
The remainder of the Hurricanes winning team included individual runner-up and third-year player Mathieu Arseneault (78-75), Brett Wilson (80-74), Justin Shanks (77-78) and Neal Ryan (80-82). The Hurricanes posted a team score of 601, which gave them a 105-stroke victory over runner-up St. Thomas University.
The Hurricanes have taken home the ACAA championship every year since 2006.
On the women’s side, the Dalhousie Agricultural College relied on good rounds from Jescynda Cain-Hotham and Lindsay Cameron to take home the women’s team championship honours.
The Hurricanes finished second.
Holland College’s Tariqah Walikraam took home the individual title with a 15-stroke victory after posting rounds of 84 and 82.
The wind and tough course conditions proved to make Crowbush a formidable test for all participants.
The Hurricanes travel to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association PING national golf championships Oct. 15 to 18 at Royal Quebec Golf Club. The men’s team of Locke, Wilson, Shanks, Arsenault and Ryan will represent the Hurricanes while Walikraam will compete as an individual.
The Holland College men’s basketball team went 3-0 in a pre-season tipoff tournament during the weekend.
The Hurricanes defeated Maine prep school Lee Academy 77-64, UNBSJ Seawolves 101-44 and the Crandall University Chargers 97-96.
Orlando Palmer scored 19 points to lead the Hurricanes against Lee.
Holland College dominated UNBSJ from the opening whistle, building a 12-0 lead and cruising to victory. Chase Bowden led the way for the Hurricanes, but statistics were unavailable.
Alvin Parker hit a shot with six seconds remaining as Holland College defeated the Chargers.
The men’s team plays UPEI Friday at 8 p.m., Acadia and Mount Allison on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Al games at Holland College.
The Hurricanes went 2-1 during the tournament, losing 66-58 to the P.E.I. senior team before defeating UNBSJ 86-59 and Crandall 83-42.
Jazlin Barker led the Hurricanes with 20 points against the senior team. Anne Kiberd, who is at UPEI but must sit out this year as a transfer student from St. F.X., led the senior women’s team in scoring with 16 points.
The Hurricanes dominated the Seawolves from the opening tipoff and went to the dressing room with a 42-18 lead at the half. Steph Hiltz had 19 points to pace the Hurricanes. Menny Smith scored 15 to lead the Hurricanes against the Chargers in a one-sided affair.
The Hurricanes lost 2-1 to the Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings Saturday in Island Junior Hockey League action in Charlottetown.
Matt Kelly had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning goal in the third period. The game saw all three goals scored on the power play.
Adam Gardner scored the opening goal for the Hurricanes late in the first period with assists to Jonny Richards and Blake Ozon.
Nathan Ellis tied it a minute later on a slap shot from the point.
Jeremy Balderston, Willie Gaudet, and Benji Gaudet also had assists for the Red Wings.
The Hurricanes had their chances to take the lead, but were unable to capitalize, particularly on a lengthy five-on-three power play. Gallant stopped 34 shots for the win. Matt Derry made 30 saves in the game for the Hurricanes, but was named the team’s player of the week on Monday.
“I was extremely excited to be getting the starts this weekend and getting my junior career underway,” he said. “I was both nervous and excited going into the games but once I got my first shot I felt great.”
The Hurricanes return to the ice Saturday at 8:15 p.m. when they play the Sherwood A&S Scrap Metal Falcons at Simmons Sports Centre.