Chargers golfers maintain lead approaching final PACWEST contest

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October 1, 2012, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Despite a one-stroke loss to the University of the Fraser Valley this past weekend at the Vancouver Island University Invitational, the Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team is five-strokes strong in the cumulative standings and remains number one in the conference heading into the fourth and final PACWEST tournament this Thanksgiving weekend.

Camosun College student-athlete Jarred Callbeck shot his way through another great weekend, earning his second consecutive title in the men’s low score arena with a two-day, 36 hole total of 143 (69-74). Teammate Jared Hundza was just two strokes back, tying for third-place with 145 (75-70) while Chargers newcomer Grant Maskiewich and veteran Kevin Walz rounded out the final score with totals of 150 (76-74) and 151 (76-75) respectively. Callbeck’s consistent performance puts him ahead as the PACWEST’s current Men’s Individual leader with a three-tournament total of 434.

Fraser Valley won the tournament which was played at the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club with a total of 588. Camosun placed second with 589 while VIU finished third with 598.

“The guys played hard all weekend in tough conditions with wind and freshly aerified greens making scoring challenging,” commented Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “Great play by Jarred Callbeck who won the event and also by Jared Hundza who closed with a 4 under back nine in Sunday to tie for third.”

After three league tournaments, the PACWEST Men’s Team Cumulative totals are as follows:

1. Camosun College Chargers 1763

2. University Fraser Valley 1768

3. Vancouver Island University 1783

4. UBC-Okanagan 1810

5. Kwantlen Polytech University 1856

6. Douglas College 1899

7. Thompson Rivers University 1921

This weekend, the Chargers head to the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club to compete in the fourth and final installment of the PACWEST series, hosted by Fraser Valley. As defending PACWEST Champions, the Chargers are eager to repeat their 2011 victory and move on to the 2012 PING CCAA Golf National Championships (October 16-19) hosted by Durham College in Oshawa, ON.

“We are leading the conference by five, with two rounds to go,” said Coach Randle. “The team is looking forward to going to UFV next weekend to try to close out the conference championship and get another shot at Nationals.”

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.