Rough day for Muskies


The Muskie boys’ golf team suffered a rough day on the course to open the OFSAA championship yesterday in Barrie.
The black-and-gold totalled a 259 to sit in 19th place out of 20 at 43-over-par heading into today’s second and final round.
Fort High was eight strokes ahead of last-place Timmins and just one behind 18th-place Michael Power.
Upper Canada College appeared to be well on its way to the title, holding the overall lead with a nine-over-par 225—10 strokes ahead of second-place Eastdale.
Alex McDonald led the Muskies yesterday, finishing with a 12-over-par 84 to leave tie him for 70th overall after the first round.
McDonald birdied two holes and parred eight other at the Barrie Golf & Country Club, but was undone by a pair of double bogeys and two triple bogeys.
Kevin Jackson finished a shot behind with a 13-over-par 85 to sit tied for 80th.
Jackson recorded one birdie and six pars, with only one double bogey and one triple.
The Muskies’ two other golfers, Ryan Mosbeck and James Brown, finished with at 18-over and 46-over, respectively.
Only the top three scores from each team are counted toward the overall championship chase.