Two of King’s student-athletes, John Boncoddo, 4th year Economics student, and Jackson Bowery, 4th year Accounting student, were part of the Western Mustangs Men’s Golf Team which won a bronze medal at the Ontario University Athletics Sport (OUA) Championships. The event, hosted by the University of Toronto, was held at the Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, on October 6-8, 2019.

Boncaddo tied for seventh place as an individual in the tournament while Bowery placed ninth overall from a pool of 71 Ontarian elite golfers.

“Competing in an OUA Championships is always fun because you get the best players vying for the best trophy in the fall season,” says Boncoddo.

“The OUA is always the tournament we look forward to the most each year. It’s always a great couple of days, both on the course and with a great group of guys as our teammates,” Bowery says.

Winning the bronze was “bittersweet,” Bowery says. Boncoddo attributes that to the talent the Mustangs team had and the expectations the team had. The team finished second in 2018 and won gold in 2017.

“We were looking to win the gold. However, a bronze medal is something we are all proud of and we will look to build off of it for the Nationals in the spring,” Bowery says.

Both Bowery and Boncoddo were further honoured by being named Second Team All-Stars as part of the tournament.

Boncoddo and Bowery were part of a Mustangs Men’s Golf Team that included Patrick Carlton, Mackenzie Carter and Thomas Hunt.

“Being a student-athlete at King’s is a great experience. All the professors are very understanding and accommodating when we have to miss class for example,” says Bowery.

Boncoddo concurs, adding “being a student-athlete teaches you good time management skills in order to get necessary practice in for golf while keeping up with academics.”

For more information on the tournament, please visit http://www.oua.ca/tournaments/golf/2019-20/index