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Lakehead golfers shine at Georgian College Fall Invitational

Second-year golfer Noah Collins led the way with a third-place finish, helping the Orillia team to an 8th place showing at the tournament in Shanty Bay

The Lakehead Orillia Thunderwolves opened up the 2022 varsity golf season with a strong showing at the Georgian College Fall Invitational Thursday, hosted at Heritage Hills Golf Club in Shanty Bay.

Despite less-than-ideal conditions, second-year Lakehead golfer Noah Collins impressed on the course with a third-place finish, carding just three strokes over par with a score of 75. This is an Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) career best for Collins.

The Wolves' second lowest score was recorded by first-year golfer, Patrick Hayes, who shot an 81 in his debut showing with Lakehead Orillia.

As a team, the Thunderwolves finished the day with a combined score of 335 (+47), to land them 8th in the tournament standings. This is an improvement over last season's first tournament, where a score of 360 was recorded at the Durham College Open.

The Lakehead golf team is coached by well-known local golf pro Terry Smith. 

Fanshawe College claimed the overall men's team title with a team score of 300 (+12), while Humber's two teams took second and third with scores of 302 and 314, respectively.

A busy pre-championship schedule concludes on Monday, Sept. 26 with the Lakehead team travelling to the Legends on the Niagara Golf Course for the Niagara Knights Fall Classic. 

For full results from the tournament, click here.