2013 PACWEST golf season ends for TRU WolfPack

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October 6, 2013, CHILLIWACK, BC—The PACWEST golf season has come to a close and for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack, it was another year of frustration.

The WolfPack finished fourth in the women’s team standings and sixth in the men’s following the third and final PACWEST tournament held this weekend (Oct 5-6) at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. 

Thompson Rivers had a three tournament total of 1116 in women’s play. The University of Fraser Valley Cascades won the women’s title with 950 total strokes. That was 50 better than second place Vancouver Island University Mariners. UBC Okanagan finished third…three strokes better (1113) at TRU. 

In the men’s team standings: Fraser Valley took the crown with 1717 total team strokes. That was 50 better than the Camosun College Chargers. UBCO was third at 1781. 

TRU’s 1859 total team strokes put their sixth just ahead of last place Kwantlen at 1870. 

Individually, Brett Pound (2nd year, Kamloops, BC) finished tied for fourth place overall. He and Darren Whitehouse of Fraser Valley (Langley, BC) each had 431 strokes. Will Deck of UBCO (Kelowna, BC) finished on top with 425 strokes. That was two better than Jarred Callbeck of Camosun (Victoria, BC) and three ahead of Aaron Pauls (Chilliwack, BC) of Fraser Valley. 

Other WolfPack final results: Nick Corno (2nd year, Kamloops, BC) finished 22nd overall with 466 strokes. Matt Davis (1st year, Delta, BC) was 26 th overall at 479. 

Ryan Skinner (1st year, Kamloops, BC) was 28 th overall with 483 total strokes. Matt Rittinger (1st year, Ashcroft, BC) was 29 th at 517. Blake Gozda (2nd year, Winnipeg, MB) didn’t play the final tournament and wound up 31st. 

Among the women: Natasha MacKenzie (2nd year, Kamloops, BC) was seventh overall with 519 total points. Teammate Britt Riehl (1st year, Burlington, ON) was 10 th overall at 597. 

Fraser Valley golfers finished 1-2 in women’s individual play: Dani Shapp (Mission BC) was at 474..six better than teammate Jen Woods (Kelowna, BC). Kali Gordon (Qualicum, BC) of Vancouver Island University finished third at 491. 

In this weekend’s final tournament: TRU finished third in the women’s team event at 370. That was three more than second place VIU. Fraser Valley won at 319. Pound was tied for second in this weekend’s tournament with a 137 total. He shot 66 on the first day and 71 on the second. His 137 total was two more than winner Connor O’Dell (Maple Ridge, BC) of Fraser Valley. Pound was tied with Jarred Callbeck of Camosun. 

Mackenzie was sixth among women individually this weekend at 175. Schap won the tourney at 156 with Gordon finishing second at 162 which was one shot ahead of Fraser Valley’s Kelley Dalzell (Mission, BC). 

TAP INS: The finish of the UBCO golf teams over the TRU squads gave the Heat two points in the first annual “President’s Cup” competition. This is a showdown between the University of British Columbia and Thompson Rivers University. A point is given for each victory in PACWEST and Canada West competition between the two schools. 

The WolfPack got the upper hand with two soccer victories over the Heat on Saturday. But the loss by the golf teams, coupled with the WolfPack men’s soccer defeat on Sunday gives UBCO a 3-2 lead. The next competition will be Canada West volleyball when the two schools play each other October 25 th and 26 th.