Canady wins HCAC medalist honors

Former Gallia Academy standout and current Transylvania University senior Rob Canady wrapped up a solid golf career in style after winning medalist honors at the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s golf championships held in early May at the Hulman Links Golf Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. Canady — a 2014 graduate of GAHS, as well as a four-time all-SEOAL performer and two-time state qualifier in golf — posted rounds of 74, 72, 71 and 72 at the four-day event, which made Canady the first-ever outright medalist from TU with a final tally of 289. The Pioneers also scored a 10-stroke victory over the field, giving Transylvania its 11th consecutive HCAC golf title. Canady, right, is pictured with TU golf coach Brian Lane. Rob is the son of Dr. Michael and Kim Canady of Gallipolis. (Courtesy photo)