McGill’s Coré to represent Canada at world university golf championships in Spain

Published: 28 January 2010


MONTREAL - McGill's Mélissa Coré of Beaconsfield, Que., is one of 11 student-athletes selected to represent Canada at the 13th FISU world university golf championships in Antequera, Spain, June 7-11, 2010.


Coré, a 23-year-old post-graduate student in management, became the first McGill golfer to capture the Quebec university individual golf championship last fall. She competed at the 2007 Universiade in Bangkok, where she had the best Canadian result in the women's competition finishing in 34th position. Coré was eighth at the 2009 RCGA university college nationals. A 2008 graduate of UBC, who previously attended John Abbott College, she is one of five women selected, joining Victoria's Anne Balser of Digby, N.S., Humber College's Danielle Greene of Gananoque, Ont., UBC's Jocelyn Alford of Calgary, and Waterloo's Tiffany Terrier of Kingston, Jamaica.


On the men's side, Canada will be represented by Laval's Mathieu Gingras of Moncton, N.B., Humber teammates Ryan Willoughby of Chelmsford, Ont., and Mike Zizek of Mississauga, Ont., Victoria's Mitch Evanecz of Red Deer, Alta., Waterloo's Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., and Montrealer Philippe-André Bannon from the Montreal Carabins.


Humber's Ray Chateau will act as head coach and team leader of the Canadian contingent for the third consecutive FISU championships, having held the same positions in 2008 in South Africa and 2006 in Italy. The head coach at Humber since 2001, Chateau was also head coach and team leader of Canada's entry at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Thailand, and coach of Canada's men's team at the 2004 FISU championships, also in Thailand.


Assisting Chateau in Spain will be University of Waterloo's Carla Munch and Dave Hollinger, University of Victoria's Dennis Fedoruk, as well as Durham College's Michael Duggan. Munch and Duggan were part of the Canadian coaching staff two years ago in South Africa.


Canada has competed at the world university golf championships since 2002. After they obtained their best result in 2006, the Canadian men finished seventh out of 14 countries two years ago. The women's team, which took 12th place in a 13-country field in 2008, had its best finish in 2004 with an eighth position.


The United States and Japan are defending FISU men's and women's champions, respectively.


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Name                                      School                         Hometown



Jocelyn Alford                        UBC                            Calgary, Alta.

Anne Balser                             Victoria                        Digby, N.S.

Melissa Coré McGill                         Beaconsfield, Que.

Danielle Greene                                   Humber                       Gananoque, Ont.

Tiffany Terrier                         Waterloo                      Kingston, Jamaica



Philippe André Bannon                       Montreal                      Montreal, Que.

Mitch Evanecz                         Victoria                        Red Deer, Alta.

Mathieu Gingras                      Laval                           Moncton, N.B.

Garrett Rank                            Waterloo                      Elmira, Ont.

Ryan Willoughby                     Humber                       Chelmsford, Ont.

Mike Zizek                              Humber                       Mississauga, Ont.




Name                                      School                         Position

Ray Chateau                            Humber                       Head coach / team leader

Michael Duggan                       Durham                       Assistant coach

Dennis Fedoruk                                   Victoria                        Assistant coach

Dave Hollinger                                    Waterloo                      Assistant coach

Carla Munch                            Waterloo                      Assistant coach




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