UBC Okanagan Heat’s Cody Bell from Salmon Arm, BC walked away with top individual for the second time this season after shooting a two-day total of 139 (69-70) at U. of Fraser Valley’s home course, Chilliwack Golf and Country Club and the last golf tournament of the PacWest season. The teams competed for the last time before CCAA Nationals on Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9.
Cody Bell, Jen Woods, and Alana Kent for the UBC Okanagan Heat will compete in the upcoming 2011 PING CCAA Golf National Championships on Oct. 18-21 at Brudenell River Golf Course in Roseneath, P.E.I. The tournament is hosted by Holland College of Charlottetown, P.E.I.
After placing first overall in the men’s division, Bell comments, “If I play the way I know I can, I believe I have a chance to win nationals. I have to give myself lots of birdie putts by trusting my driver off the tea; the key to winning nationals for me is to keep the ball in scoring positions and let the putter do the rest.”
The UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s golf team walked away with first place overall in the league after the season ending tournament in Chilliwack. After being undefeated in regular season play, Jen Woods (Kelowna, BC) heads to nationals as the 2nd overall woman in the Pac West division. “I’m very excited. This will be my third experience competing at the CCAA Nationals and this year we’re going to be near Lorie Kane’s hometown of Charlottetown, and she is a very important person for representing Canadian talent in women’s golf,” comments Woods. “It’s been an up and down season for me this year. I want to take what I’ve learned from my past experiences and utilize my strengths this coming week.”
Alana Kent (Calgary, AB) also from the UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s golf team will be heading the nationals as the 4th overall woman in the Pac West division. “I’m mostly just really excited. Not only because we won the league and qualified to go but the fact that nationals are in a part of Canada that I have never been, that definitely adds a huge level of excitement,” comments Kent. “My mindset on the course is really just to enjoy golfing. As long as it’s fun I always have a good round!”
The team leaves for nationals on Sunday, Oct. 16.