SATURDAY (Oct. 3) & SUNDAY (Oct. 4):
9 AM on Saturday // Shotgun Start on Sunday
KELOWNA, BC - The Heat women's golf team is poised to earn a provincial gold medal after this weekend (Oct 3-4) at the final tournament of the year hosted by Fraser Valley at the Chilliwack golf and Country Club. UBC Okanagan last won the championship in the fall of 2012, that team went on to also win a national championship.
The Heat have a 29 stroke lead on the Fraser Valley Cascades (984 to 1,013) heading into the last event. UFV is the defending champion, and are playing the final tournament on their home course, so no lead is safe as the Cascades will golf well on their home course.
Carolyn Lee continues to impress in her Junior year and is set to improve on her PACWEST silver medal that she won for finishing second overall last year. Lee has a 5-stroke lead heading into the tournament, and has won two of three tourneys this season so far. Hannah Dirksen, from UFV, is in second and is the only other female golfer to grab a tournament win this fall.
The UBC Okanagan men's team is in third place 68-strokes behind the front running Camosun Chargers. For UBC Okanagan to go to the national championships, hosted Oct 13-16 at the same Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, the men will have to overtake the second place Cascades. UFV owns a 21-stroke lead on the Heat.
Individually for UBC Okanagan, James Casorso, is in a three way tie for second place, just 6-strokes out of first. James shot a 65 last weekend, best score on the tour this year, and also has a tournament win to his name this year, with another two days of solid golfing Casorso is a strong bet to better his sixth place finish from last 2014 and possibly earn a PACWEST medal.
The men and women that qualify will play for national supremacy at the CCAA championships. The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades will host the tournament, which will be held Oct. 13-16, 2015 at the Chilliwack Golf Club.