Chargers maintain solid second in race towards PING CCAA Nationals
October 1, 2014
Focused on holding the number two spot to qualify for the PING CCAA Nationals, the Camosun Chargers men’s golf team finished 12 strokes over the VIU Mariners at the Douglas College Invitational (Kings Links, Delta), September 27-28 to break last week’s tie and reclaim second place heading into the fourth and final event of the 2014 PACWEST Conference series.
Winning the Douglas College event was the leading Fraser Valley Cascades, who made a strong come-back from their fourth-place finish at Morningstar (Sept. 13-14), shooting a two-day total of 574. UBC-Okanagan was second with 581 and Camosun placed third with 595. The final three teams were Kwantlen (598), VIU (607) and Douglas (612).
Chargers veteran Jarred Callbeck (Claremont) placed eighth in individual stats with a two-round total of 143 (72 + 71). Third-year Chargers Grant Maskiewich (Smithers) and Brady Stead (Vernon) tied for 13th and 15th places with respective scores of 150 (80 + 70) and 151 (73 + 78). Newcomer Matt Matheson (West Vancouver) shot a total of 152 (76 + 76) to tie for 17th.
Cumulative totals for the field of six after three events are: UFV 1773, Camosun 1799, VIU 1811, UBCO 1816, Kwantlen 1831 and Douglas 1931.
Despite breaking the tie with VIU, Camosun will need to pull out all the stops as the squad works towards advancing to the PING CCAA Nationals, October 14-17 in Quebec City. Having entered last week’s event just five strokes off the lead in cumulative standings, the Chargers lost precious ground at the Kings Links course, ending the weekend with a +20 shot deficit. To qualify, the Chargers must finish as the PACWEST silver medalists at this weekend’s finale or seize the conference title from the Fraser Valley Cascades, who are the current leaders and defending PACWEST and CCAA Champions.
“We are in second place, 26 out of first and 12 up on third,” comments Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “My guys have really not played anywhere near their ability so I feel lucky to be in second after three events. It is very simple moving forward, if the guys play like they can, we can still win the conference and secure a spot for Nationals. I know the guys have some great golf in them. I just hope they can do it next weekend and ultimately at Nationals.”
PACWEST golfers will gather this weekend at the Okanagan Golf Club to battle for the title and determine which teams will represent BC at the PING CCAA Nationals. UBC-Okanagan plays host October 4-5 in Kelowna.
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Camosun Chargers Men’s Golf