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June 6,2014(ISN) – VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds captured their 10th Golf Canada women’s Canadian University/College Championship on Friday afternoon, completing a wire-to-wire victory at the Southwood Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg.

The Thunderbirds shot a 17-over-par 233 on Friday, recording the best round in the competition for third time in four days.

UBC finished with a final score of 50-over 914, 35 strokes better than the second-place Montréal Carabins and 38 ahead of the Victoria Vikes.

“It is really fun to see the women as a team champions again, it’s our 10th win at the Canadian championship on the women’s side and it feels good that the women played so well and grew as people and players this season,” said UBC head coach Chris MacDonald.

Kylie Barros finished second in the individual competition with a four-round total of 9-over 297, one shot behind Megan Woodland of Victoria. Barros, an Edmonton native, shot a 3-over 75 on Friday, a round highlighted by an eagle on hole No. 5.

“Kylie finishing runner up individually is a great achievement,” said MacDonald. “She drove the ball onto the green on two separate par-4’s today that were over 300 yards in length and made an eagle on the sixth hole because of her great drive and birdie on the other hole on the back nine – she gave us a chance to win as a team. It’s Casara’s and Kylie’s last tournament for us at UBC; they have meant so much to our program and we are all really proud of all of their golf and academic achievements.”

Winnie Hyun capped off an outstanding first year at UBC by finishing alone in fourth place. The Langley, B.C. native carded a 6-over 78 on Friday to conclude the tournament at 24-over 312. Last week, she was named a First Team NAIA All-American.

Kat Kennedy was 16-over (88) on the day and finished at 26-over 314, tied for sixth, giving UBC three players in the top 10.

Casara Hong moved up into a tie for 14th with a result of 36-over 324 after shooting an 8-over 80 on Friday.

The tournament concludes a successful season for the UBC women’s golf team, which won it’s fourth Association of Independent Institutions conference championship in April before finishing seventh at the NAIA Women’s Golf Championship last mont

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