HAWK CAPTAIN MARK HOFFMAN COMPLETES CAREER WITH NATIONAL GOLD!
ASHBURN, Ontario – June 3, 2011: Humber’s Mark Hoffman, won the individual championship and led Humber to the 2011 RCGA University/College National Golf Championship.
In this, his last tournament as a member of the Humber Hawks, he ran away with the biggest win of his young and promising career. Hoffman won by 6 strokes over University of Waterloo’s Garrett Rank. On the day he recorded a tournament best 3 under par 69. For the tournament he was one under par. His scores were 73/74/71/69.
As the battle for the team title came down to Humber and UBC, so did the fight for individual honours. Hawk captain Mark Hoffman was in ninth place after day 1, moved up to second after day 2, and finally grabbed a one stroke lead heading into the fourth and final round. UBC standout Andrew Robb was neck and neck with Hoffman and sat just a stroke behind as Friday’s round began.
Hoffman then took the tournament completely over, as he recorded 2 birdies on the front nine and took the turn at minus 2. At the break his lead over Robb had grown to seven strokes. The Hawk captain continued to get even better as he not only extended the lead, he was on track to record one of the finest scores ever.
He scored a single birdie on the back nine to complete the flawless round, and his remarkable score of 69.
Andrew Robb dropped to third, while Garrett Rank of the University of Waterloo grabbed silver.
This win for the Hawks completed the perfect season on Canadian soil in provincial and national events. Humber dominated both the Ontario and Canadian College golf scene this season, winning those titles by big margins.
In these wins Hoffman won individual gold in the OCAA provincial championships, and silver at the CCAA nationals.
“When Mark arrived at Humber a few years ago I was convinced he would be special”, said Humber head coach Ray Chateau. “But what he has accomplished in his career, and especially this past season, he will go down as one of the greatest college golfers ever.”
GOLD MEDALIST: (-1) 73,74,71,69 – 287