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Top Golfers Crowned

Photo courtesy of the VIU Mariners
Photo courtesy of the VIU Mariners

Sunday afternoon the PACWEST crowned its top golfers following the PACWEST championship tournament.

On the men’s leaderboard Daniel Campbell of the UFV Cascades didn’t have his best round, but he didn’t need to. Heading into the final round Campbell had a seven stroke lead and had gold in his sights. He finished Sunday with a 77 and a cumulative score of 214, good enough for his second straight PACWEST gold medal. His total was four strokes better than teammate Kyle Claggett and eight strokes better than bronze medalist Wyatt Brook of the VIU Mariners.

Dustin Franko of the Douglas Royals had Sunday’s best round as he shot a 72, pulling him into a tie with Brook and forcing a one-hole playoff in which Brook won to capture the bronze medal.

The Cascades men’s team also cruised to the championship banner with a total of 889, 18 strokes better than the Camosun Chargers. The UBC Okanagan Heat finished third compiling a total of 923.

The women’s gold medal came down to a one-hole, winner take all, playoff between Alex Foston of the Mariners and Samantha Copeland of the Heat.

Heading into Sunday’s final round Foston had a one stroke lead on Copeland after shooting rounds of 79 and 83. Copeland battled back with an 84 on Sunday forcing a tie and a playoff hole.

Foston drained a birdie and captured her first PACWEST gold medal and Copeland settled for silver in her rookie campaign.

Heat golfer Rebecca Reitsma had the best round of the day shooting an 81 and captured the PACWEST bronze medal. The Heat also captured the team championship banner scoring a 498, seventeen strokes better than the Mariners.

FINAL STANDINGS

Men - Individual

Gold - Daniel Campbell - UFV Cascades
Silver - Kyle Claggett - UFV Cascades
Bronze - Wyatt Brook - VIU Mariners

Women - Individual

Gold - Alex Foston - VIU Mariners
Silver - Samantha Copeland - UBC Okanagan Heat
Bronze - Rebecca Reitsma - UBC Okanagan Heat

Men - Team

Gold - UFV Cascades
Silver - Camosun Chargers
Bronze - UBC Okanagan Heat

Women - Team

Gold - UBC Okanagan Heat
Silver - VIU Mariners