By Brian Schultz
Five players from the Manitoba Bison men’s golf team are heading to Ashburn, Ontario to compete in the 2011 Canadian University/College Championship beginning Monday.
Until June 3, the Bisons’ squad will take to the links at Royal Ashburn Golf Club, with a practice round to open the championship, and the first round of play commencing on Tuesday, May 31.
Fifth year Jesse Skelton, fourth year Bobby Wiebe, third year Riley Unger, second year Josh Wytinck and first year Scott Mazur make up this year’s team.
Skelton and Wiebe have competed for Manitoba at the last three (2008-10) Canadian University/College Championship, while Unger played last year for the Bisons.
“Last season, the team finished ninth and feel we can improve on this result and a realistic goal is to try and place in the Top 5,” said Bison golf co-coach Garth Goodbrandson. “There is three of the five players with past championship experience and I believe this will assist during this season’s championship.”
Twenty men’s teams will be competing in the ninth annual event.