SAIT and U of C compete in Canada’s first ever intercollegiate disc golf tournament

The new post-secondary competition takes place in Calgary on the weekend.

The SAIT Trojans and the University of Calgary Dinos face off on Saturday at Showdown, billed as Canada’s first intercollegiate disc golf tournament.

More than 30 staff and students competed on the Currie course in southwest Calgary, with SAIT winning based on the overall player average.

SAIT’s Jonathan Guenther was also the individual winner with 69 and 64 rounds for a total of 133, just ahead of Josh Meijndert, who finished 68 and 68 for a total of 136.

Matthew Kemp (68-70, 138) is first overall in the recreation division and Bryce Pickford (67-67, 136) is the top staff member.

“I’m very proud of Jonathan, who I met for the first time two weeks ago, and who took part in the training I organized the week before the tournament,” said SAIT head coach ‘Frisbee Rob’ McLeod.

“I got to follow him in the second round for the last six or seven holes and it was amazing to see him stick to his game plan, which ultimately saw him shoot hot rounds throughout the tournament, and a three-hit win.”

The event is the first since McLeod was hired by SAIT last fall to build a discus sports program.

“So I’m not competing, but rather helping tournaments, and making sure that my players (and U of C players) have support throughout the day if a rule question comes up, or if they need something,” he said.

“It’s been a while since I’ve coached, and my first time coaching a disc golf team, so of course I’m pretty excited.”

McLeod said his initial goal was to build a program with 10 players and there were 13 already registered.

“Building a Frisbee program means creating opportunities for people to try, learn and play Frisbee – in this case disc golf, but I also work to build the ultimate team, and form intramural disc dodge,” he said.

Full results of the event can be found online.

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