UBC Okanagan Golf at the NationalsPosted in Featured, Shows
After winning all four tournaments this season in the PACWEST, it came as no surprise when the Heat women’s golf team walked away with the provincial championship and now prepare for the Nationals that begin today in Ontario.
The team of Jen Woods (5th year, Kelowna, BC), Alana Kent (4th year, Calgary, AB), and Jessica Kozak (1st year, Kelowna, BC) have won their fourth consecutive provincial championship; Kent and Woods have been a member of all four teams, while Kozak is in her first year.
Individually, Jen Woods finished second and Alana Kent third in the PACWEST. In her first year playing in the PACWEST, Kozak performed admirably but did not complete the minimum number of holes to qualify on the individual leaderboard.
The men’s golf team enjoyed their best tournament of the year, finishing just four strokes behind the host school, Fraser Valley, for second place. On the year, the Heat finished the year in fourth overall, just 16 strokes out of the medals. Their performance this season won them a spot at the National Championships in Oshawa.
Cody Bell makes his second consecutive trip to the Nationals. After the awards ceremony on Tuesday night, Cody talks with Ryan.
Bell (2nd year, Salmon Arm, BC) and William Deck (3rd year, Kelowna, BC) both earned provincial all-stars as they finished tied with the third lowest cumulative score of 586.
Bell played as an individual in the 2011 championships at the Brudenell River Golf Club in Charlottetown, P.E.I. where he finished in 8th place. This will be Deck’s second national championship; he competed in 2010 at the tournament hosted by the Dunes Golf Club in Kamloops.
A highlight of the year for the UBC Okanagan men’s golf team came on the final Sunday of competition when William Deck nailed a hole-in-one on the fourteenth hole at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club.