SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
KELOWNA, BC - The first tournament of the year on the PACWEST golf schedule will take place this weekend (Sept. 12-13) at the Okanagan Golf and Country Club. as the UBC Okanagan Heat golf teams will be hosting the opening rounds of the season.
This is the second straight PACWEST tournament at the Okanagan Golf Club as the 2014 season closd out last October ion Kelowna. The Heat men won that tournament with Will Deck earning the low two-round score in his final tournament of his five year career at UBC Okanagan. Deck is gone, but James Casorso and Casey Sullivan, both from Kelowna, and both back golfing for the Heat. The other members of the team for the opening tournament are: Travis Miller (Calgary, AB), Ollver Rizun (Squamish, BC), and Jacob Stewart (Calgary, AB).
The men’s draw will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday on the Bear Course at the first hole.
The women's golf team from UBC Okanagan finished second at every tournament they played in 2014 in the PACWEST, the three golfers then parlayed that success to a bronze medal at the national championships in Quebec. The Heat women should be very strong with three of the four from that squad of national medalists will return to the links for UBC Okanagan. Emily Adams (Ladysmith, BC), Carolyn Lee (Calgary, AB), and Jessica Kozak (West Kelowna, BC) are all back and will be joined by newcomer Lauren Siemers (West Kelowna, BC).
The first group of women will start at 12:30 p.m. on the Bear but will tee-off on hole 10.