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Golf: Chargers bounce back to finish 2nd at UBC Okanagan Invitational

Camosun Chargers - PACWEST Tournament #2

Hosted by UBC Okanagan Heat, Okanagan Golf Course, Kelowna, September 14-15, 2013

Chargers golfers finish 4th

Despite a slow start at the PACWEST season opener on September 7-8 in Nanaimo, the Camosun Chargers men's golf team made an exciting comeback this past weekend, capturing second-place at the UBC Okanagan Invitational.

Conference leaders, the University of the Fraser Valley, captured their second win of the season shooting a two-day total of 564 (279 + 285). The Chargers placed second with their total score of 577 (291 + 286) and hosts, UBC Okanagan, finished third with 584 (291 + 293).

Men’s Team Standings - PACWEST Golf Tournament #1
Team Day 1 - Sat, Sept. 14 Day 2 - Sun, Sept. 15 Two-day Totals
University of the Fraser Valley 279 285 564
Camosun College 291 286 577
UBC Okanagan 291 293 584
Douglas College 290 297 587
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 313 301 614
Thompson Rivers University 309 306 615
Vancouver Island University 319 303 622

In individual men's play, UFV's Darren Whitehouse collected the tournament low with a final score of 132 (66 + 64). Whitehouse's teammate Aaron Pauls finished six strokes back to place second with 139 (68 + 71). Last week's leader, Will Deck from UBCO, shot 141 (71 + 70) to tie for third with second-year Charger Brady Stead (Vernon) who shot 72 and 69.

"It was great to see everyone playing well this weekend and contributing," commented Chargers Head Coach John Randle. "We closed the gap between us and the top three and are hosting the next events so we are in a much better spot."

In cumulative standings, Camosun sits 8 strokes behind the third-place Douglas College Royals and 11 off the number two-ranked UBC Okanagan Heat. UFV remains in first place with a solid 33-stroke lead over the pack.

The PACWEST golf teams hit the links at the Bear Mountain Golf Club September 28-29 as Camosun hosts the third tournament of the season's series of four.

Find the complete results on the PACWEST website. National rankings are posted weekly by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

For more information, please contact:

John Randle, Head Coach
Camosun Chargers Men's Golf
Cell: 778-679-7888
Email: john@randlegolf.com

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