Chargers golfers post first PACWEST tournament win at Bear Mountain
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The Camosun College Chargers golf team won its first tournament of the season on home ground this past weekend and moved up to the number two spot in the PACWEST rankings. The two-day tournament was held at Bear Mountain with both rounds played on the skill-testing Mountain course.
Although the home team did not produce a low score on either day, it was steady play throughout the tournament that earned the win for the Camosun squad.
On Saturday, Capilano University came out on top shooting an impressive 290 which was achieved in large part to CAP Blues player Kyle Moody’s low contribution of 65. Camosun ended the day three strokes behind the lead to take second. Trailing by eight, Thompson Rivers University came in third with 301.
Sunday proved to be a tougher day on the greens for most of the teams and a new winner emerged from the pack. The VIU Mariners claimed the low of the day with a total of 296. TRU came in second, shooting one stroke over the lead while Camosun stayed in the top three with 304.
"We won just one shot over TRU but we got a win this weekend and that is always good,” commented Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “I am looking forward to when the putts start to fall for us because we are playing great from tee to green.”
Capilano’s Kyle Moody earned the low individual score with a two-day total of 140. Will Deck from UBCO shot 143 and one stroke over was Matt Cell from VIU. Brett Pound from TRU shot 145 while Camosun fifth-year veteran Jordan Krulicki (Red Deer) tied with TRU’s James Lane for fifth (147).
In the number two spot heading into the final PACWEST tournament of the season, the Chargers stand one stroke off leaders, the Capilano Blues and six up on the third-place UFV Cascades.
The fourth and deciding tournament of the PACWEST season will be hosted by UFV at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club this weekend (October 8-9).
“We are looking forward to trying to close out the PacWest championship next weekend at UFV,” remarked Coach Randle. “Go Chargers!”
Visit the PACWEST website for the official golf standings.
Last updated: October 5, 2011 3:38 pm