Ponoka twin golfers Daria and Shaye Leidenius both won gold in their individual college athletics association recently and will be facing off against each other at the 2017 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships from Oct. 17 to 20 at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont. Here Daria (left) poses with her medal representing Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI and on the right Shaye is pictured representing the Red Deer College Queens. Submitted photos

Ponoka twin golfers to face off at CCAA golf nationals

Daria and Shaye Leidenius both won gold in their respective athletic associations

Despite studying at two different Canadian colleges, Ponoka twin golfers Daria and Shaye Leidenius will play on the same course at nationals.

Shaye won gold at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) women’s golf and was the top female golfer with the organization. She represented the Red Deer College Queens, which won bronze overall as a team.

Shaye played well at the championships recently at the Red Tail Landing Golf Club finishing the weekend with 166 strokes. This was nine strokes better than 2nd place Kassidy Turcotte (175) of Concordia University of Edmonton, explains a press release from Red Deer College.

And Daria too won gold, but with the Atlantic College Athletic Association (ACAA). She represents the Holland College Hurricanes out of Charlottetown, PEI. Daria won the women’s individual ACAA Championship by 14-strokes over Darcy Fuller of the UNB Varsity Reds.

She battled extremely difficult scoring conditions with rounds of 88 and 89 to pick up her third win of the season and first conference championship of her career, states a Hurricanes press release.

“It was a pleasure to compete in the ACAA Championships again,” said Daria. “Crowbush was in great condition and a pleasure to play despite the tough conditions. This weekend was yet another great learning experience and I’m looking forward to competing at nationals in Oshawa.”

Shaye and Daria will play against each other at the 2017 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships from Oct. 17 to 20 at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont.

It was also announced that the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced Shaye as a 2017 CCAA Women’s Golf All-Canadian on Oct. 16.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Old Iron Horse Restaurant and Lounge gets $10K grant

Local small business, Old Iron Horse Restaurant and Lounge, owned by Tom… Continue reading

Albertans get an extra free order of COVID-19 masks

Packages will be available July 13 at fast food restaurants

COVID-19 scare sees Latvia-bound troops turn around, return to Canada

Those on board face another 14 days in isolation

2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina nightclub shooting

Police are searching for two suspects

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Water supply update from ECN Chief Craig Makinaw

Ermineskin Cree Nation newsletter update

‘You have to show up:’ NDP MP questions virtual attendance of Alberta Tories

NDP MP McPherson says she’s disappointed Tory MPs haven’t been participating in virtual meetings

Flood warning, mandatory evacuation for people in remote Alberta hamlet

A flood warning has been issued for the rain-swollen Smoky River near the Hamlet of Watino

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say

‘We need to make sure the existing laws on the books aren’t enforced’

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

At Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to ‘defame’ heroes

At Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to ‘defame’ heroes

Most Read