March 25, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team earned their second consecutive Bear Mountain Collegiate tournament title this past weekend, finishing five-strokes ahead of the competition and starting the 2013 season off with a great win.
“It was a terrific weekend of golf at Bear Mountain,” comments Chargers Head Coach John Randle. “The courses were in fantastic shape and the players had a great time. I am proud of my guys for pulling out a victory so early in the golf season.”
The Chargers won the event with a low team total of 583 over the two-day event (March 23-24). The Grant MacEwan University Griffins (2012 ACAC Silver Medalists) took second place with 588 while Island rivals, the VIU Mariners (PACWEST 2012 Bronze Medalists ) captured third shooting 601.
Men’s Team 2-Day Totals:
Camosun College Chargers 583
Grant MacEwan University Griffins 588
Vancouver Island University Mariners 601
Lethbridge College Kodiaks 608
Douglas College Royals 613
“Grant MacEwan University played great,” states Coach Randle. “They haven’t seen grass in five months and gave us an impressive run for our title!”
The men’s individual title came down to a three-way tie between Camosun’s Jared Hundza, VIU’s Kristian Hrabowych and Kevin Piper from Grant MacEwan. Kristian Hrabowych collected the win in a playoff with a birdie on the first hole.
Top 3 Men’s Individual 2-Day Totals:
Kristian Hrabowych VIU 142
Jared Hundza CAM 142
Kevin Piper GMU 142
Brady Stead CAM 143
Devin Koulhauser GMU 145
Rounding out Camosun’s winning two-day total was veteran Kevin Walz who completed the weekend with 148 and teammate Grant Maskiewich who finished with 150.
The women’s side of the draw saw three teams of two tee-off with Grant MacEwan’s duo of Megan Vermillion and Sydney Johnson-Parker taking first place with a weekend score of 315. Grant MacEwan’s Team No. 2 finished second with 346 while VIU placed third with 356.
Top 3 Women’s Individual 2-Day Totals:
Megan Vermillion GMU 153
Rachel Whyte GMU 158
Sydney Johnson-Parker GMU 162
“As usual, Bear Mountain was a great venue and we look forward to the 4th annual event next spring,” reports Coach Randle. “Special thanks to Tour Player Darren Griff who came to speak at our post-tournament dinner on Saturday. He shared a lot of experiences and the student-athletes really appreciated it.”