BU golfers tee off at Milby

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

The Bishop’s Gaiters golf team opened their 2019-2020 campaign on Wednesday Aug. 28 and Thursday Aug. 29, at their home course, the Milby Golf Club. The first RSEQ tournament of the season comes only days after the beginning of training camp for BU’s 11 golfers, led by coach Marty Rourke. “We started our training camp on Saturday morning on Aug. 24. It was a quick three-day camp, since our golfers are already playing 36 holes at Milby on Wednesday and 18 holes on Thursday,” said Rourke, also the sports information coordinator at Bishop’s University. “We have 11 team members. Five will be selected further on in the season to represent the Bishop’s team, while others compete as individuals. We have four veterans from our national team last year. I think our first years are up for the challenge,” he claimed. “Milby is our home course, but it’s the type of golf course where practice and experience are crucial. The greens are particularly tough, and it’s imperative to understand the course in order to be successful. I think our rookies have noticed that quickly, but they are very promising,” mentioned Rourke. See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 29 edition of The Record.

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