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.
Official championships website: www.wucgolf2010.com
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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