Men’s and Women’s Golf – at Fraser Valley, Sat-Sun at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club,Chilliwack, BC
Men’s and Women’s Golf – It’s been a long time on the links for the Heat golfers, a bye week and a rainout at Bear Mountain in Victoria has meant the last competition for the team was in Kelowna September 14-15.
The cancellation of the third PACWEST tournament will mean the season is only three tournaments long and will provide one less chance for Heat golfers to climb up the leaderboards.
The men’s team, going into this final weekend of play, will need some great play and a bucketful of good fortune to capture top spot in the league. Currently in second place, the Heat trail the first place Fraser Valley Cascades by 33 strokes (1154-1187).
The Heat women’s golf team are currently in third place in the PACWEST and will need a miracle to capture first or second as the Cascades and the Vancouver Island Mariners both have a sizable lead on UBC Okanagan (631-UFV, 663-VIU, 739-UBCO).
Individual play for the women is a different story as rookie Heat golfer, Carolyn Lee (Calgary, AB), is improving every round and can look to make a move on the leaders at the final tournament. Lee is third with a four-round total of 325, seven strokes out of second and 12 out of first. The top two finishers in the PACWEST will be named All-Canadians this year, and Lee is playing her best golf right now scorching the course with a 76 Sunday (Sep 15) in her last time out.
For the men, the top two will be named All-Canadians and the Heat’s Will Deck (4th year, Kelowna, BC) sits in second spot, just two strokes (281-279) behind the leader Darren Whitehouse from Fraser Valley. Deck can’t relax though, as Fraser Valley’s Aaron Pauls with his 286 is just five strokes away from a top two finish.
Cody Bell (3rd year, Salmon Arm, BC), the 2011 PACWEST champion, is in sixth place as the next best UBC Okanagan golfer with a four round total of 294.
Deck, Bell, Lee and all of the Heat golfers will be in tough this weekend against their Fraser Valley counterparts as the final PACWEST tournament of the year is hosted at the Cascades home course - the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. The 36-hole tournament will begin Saturday morning, with the PACWEST champions being crowned at the end of play on Sunday.