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Solid performance by New Brunswick’s golf team11 August 2017
WINNIPEG (GNB) – New Brunswick’s men’s golf team sits in third spot entering Friday’s final day of golf competition at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.
The team, composed of Calvin Ross, Samuel Reid and Stuart Earle, is three strokes ahead of fourth Alberta and seven behind second place British Columbia heading into Friday’s final round at Winnipeg’s Southwood Golf and Country Club. Ross sits in second place in the individual men’s competition, just three strokes behind the leader from Team Quebec. Teammates Earle and Reid are tied for 11th and 19th respectively.
The women’s team, composed of Laura Jones, Laura Wesselius and Sarah Holt, occupies sixth place heading into Friday’s final round. Jones is New Brunswick’s top individual competitor in 12th spot. Wesselius is tied for 17th and Holt is in 19th place.
The women’s volleyball team plays Alberta in Friday’s semi-final match. Team New Brunswick defeated Nova Scotia in four sets late Thursday to earn the right to go to the semi-finals.
The tennis squad defeated Saskatchewan 4-2 in team play Thursday. The mixed team returns to the court Friday and will play for fifth-sixth placing, the highest place Team New Brunswick will have ever finished in Canada Games tennis play.
The men’s soccer squad lost a close match 2-1 to host Manitoba. The team returns to the pitch Friday evening with the opponent that was to be determined Thursday evening.
In women’s softball, Team New Brunswick lost 8-1 to Prince Edward Island in a Thursday morning match. The team was to play host Manitoba Thursday night.
Athletes in canoe-kayak returned to the Red River Thursday. Jack Hall and Cam Crowell finished 6th in the men’s K-2 200-metre event and 7th in the men’s K-2 500-metre race. The canoe-kayakers are back in the water Friday.
The women’s wrestling team finished 5th in the team event, defeating Nova Scotia. The men’s wrestlers were to hit the mat against Alberta for placing late Thursday night. Individual bouts take place Friday.
The men’s cycling team returned to the road Thursday in the men’s 120-kilometre race. Julien Roussel was the top New Brunswicker, finishing 16th overall. Alex Cormier, Chandler Scott, Aiden Schenkels and Paul Tremblay crossed the finish line 17th,19th, 35th and 45th respectively. Friday, the men’s and women’s cyclists prepare for Saturday’s criteriums.
Team New Brunswick has 12 medals: three gold, three silver and six bronze medals.
Current results and photos are available online.11-08-17