Shoots a season PACWEST low of 77 on day-one and a 79 on day two to win event by 2-strokes at the Kings Links by the Sea.
Men’s & Women’s Golf (PACWEST Conference play)
Sat Sep 27 & Sun Sep 28, 2014
Kings Links By The Sea, Delta, BC
DELTA, BC – In just her sixth PACWEST tournament played Carolyn Lee, a sophomore golfer for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s golf team, nailed down the win with a two day total of 156. The third tournament in the four tournament PACWEST tour was hosted by Douglas College and took place at the Kings Links by the Sea Course in Delta, BC.
Scoring a tournament low, and the lowest single day total on the PACWEST women’s tour so far this season, with a 77 on the Saturday, Lee was able to hold off Jen Woods of the Fraser Valley Cascades on Sunday by shooting a 78. Woods finished two strokes back carding a 158 with an 80 on Saturday and a 78 on Sunday to make things interesting on the final day.
With the tournament win Lee has jumped to second overall in the PACWEST standings heading into the final tournament of the year. Her three-tournament total is 485, the aforementioned Woods, formerly of the UBC Okanagan Heat, is in top spot just one stroke ahead of Lee at 484. Woods Fraser Valley teammate Kelley Dalzell is third just two strokes back at 486. Emily Adams (Ladysmith, BC) is tied for fourth with a three tournament total of 502 and Jessica Kozak (West Kelowna, BC) is seventh at 522.
Lee, Adams, and Kozak have the Heat women’s golf team in second place overall just 15 strokes behind league leading and defending national champion Fraser Valley Cascades and their three tournament score of 966.
The Provincial championship will be played on Lee’s home course this weekend with the two-day event taking place at the Okanagan Golf Club this Saturday and Sunday (Oct 4-5), having the home course may not be a huge advantage for the Heat’s top female golfer. Woods is from Kelowna, and has played the Okanagan course from 2008/09 to 2012/13 as a member of UBC Okanagan.
On the men’s side the Heat were led for the third straight tournament by James Casorso. The second year Kelowna golfer was just one shot off the pace, hitting a pair of 70s to card a 140. Teammate, and newcomer to the team Nick Krystal finished tied for fourth with a 141, these two plus Casey Sullivan (76, 73-149, t11th) and Will Deck (73, 80-153, t20th) led the Heat team to a second place finish, their best on the year to date.
Overall the heat men’s will be fighting for a provincial medal this weekend at the Championships, overall they are in fourth but just five strokes out of third place. They too will play at the Golf Club this Saturday and Sunday (Oct 4-5), in hopes of using the home course advantage to grab a medal, their second in a row. Last season the men finished with the bronze and Will Deck was the overall champion.