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McMillan chasing golf medal with one round left

Winnipeg’s Ryan McMillan is in the hunt for a medal heading into today’s final round of the Canada Summer Games golf tournament.

McMillan sits in a three-way tie for third after shooting a 74 on Thursday, following earlier rounds of 69 and 72. His 215 total is five shots off the lead held by Quebec’s Christopher Charles Vandette and just two strokes behind the second-place spot owned by New Brunswick’s Calvin Ross.

Manitoba teammate Zach Wytinck of Glenboro is 20th out of 33 golfers after rounds of 74-76-78. The third member of the men’s squad, Morden’s Spencer Norrie, sits at 23rd after shooting 78-78-75.

Overall, the Manitoba men are in fifth place with one round left to play at Southwood Golf and Country Club. They are a combined 19 shots behind Quebec, which is leading the event.

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Winnipeg’s Ryan McMillan is in the hunt for a medal heading into today’s final round of the Canada Summer Games golf tournament.

McMillan sits in a three-way tie for third after shooting a 74 on Thursday, following earlier rounds of 69 and 72. His 215 total is five shots off the lead held by Quebec’s Christopher Charles Vandette and just two strokes behind the second-place spot owned by New Brunswick’s Calvin Ross.

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Ryan McMillan representing Manitoba chips out of the rough during the Canada Summer Games event at Southwood Golf & Country Club Wednesday.</p>

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Ryan McMillan representing Manitoba chips out of the rough during the Canada Summer Games event at Southwood Golf & Country Club Wednesday.

Manitoba teammate Zach Wytinck of Glenboro is 20th out of 33 golfers after rounds of 74-76-78. The third member of the men’s squad, Morden’s Spencer Norrie, sits at 23rd after shooting 78-78-75.

Overall, the Manitoba men are in fifth place with one round left to play at Southwood Golf and Country Club. They are a combined 19 shots behind Quebec, which is leading the event.

Manitoba is 11 shots back of British Columbia for the team silver medal, and four back of third-place New Brunswick.

On the women’s side, Winnipeg’s Camryn Roadley is 11th out of 31 female golfers after rounds of 75-81-77, 20 shots off the lead held by B.C.’s Alisha Lau and 17 shots out of third. Erickson’s Bobbi Uhl is 13th with rounds of 74-85-79, while Winnipegger Rebecca Kuik is 15th after going 84-84-76.

As a team, the Manitoba women are in fourth place but sit 28 strokes behind Ontario, which currently holds down the bronze-medal position.

The final round gets underway at 7:30 a.m.


Manitoba’s male indoor volleyball squad was swept by British Columbia in the quarter-finals Thursday at Investors Group Athletic Centre.

B.C. prevailed by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-18 to move into the semifinals.

The host squad plays today in a consolation game.

Tonight, the Manitoba female team meets Ontario at 8 p.m. at IGAC in a semifinal matchup.


Manitoba’s wrestling teams ended their competitions outside of medal contention.

The eight-member women’s squad went 2-3.

They won their opening match on Wednesday against Newfoundland by a score of 29-18 and their final match on Thursday against Nunavut, 39-0. But in between were losses to Saskatchewan (41-5), Alberta (46-4) and Nova Scotia (25-24).

The 10-member men’s squad ended up 1-3 in their round-robin group. They did end the event on a positive note, defeating Nova Scotia in their final match by a combined score of 28-21. But it wasn’t enough following lopsided defeats to Ontario (41-9), Quebec (33-16) and Alberta (33-15).

A handful of local wrestlers still have medal shots today when the individual competition is held in 11 different weight categories.


The province’s tennis team won’t medal in the mixed event at the Games but had solid matches Thursday against Nova Scotia in the team mixed competition.

The young Manitoba squad won a pair of matches but lost four at the Manitoba Lawn Tennis Club.

Reece Carter lost to Vanessa Wong in straight sets Thursday.


In softball, an 8-5 defeat to Alberta extinguished Manitoba’s medal hopes. They then lost a night game against New Brunswick, 8-7.

— staff

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Updated on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:49 AM CDT: Fixes Carter's tennis results

8:53 AM: Fact box fixed.

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