Cascade golfers dominate in season opener

Chilliwack's Aaron Pauls helped his University of the Fraser Valley mens' golf team to a PACWest weekend win.

Aaron Pauls and his University of the Fraser Valley mens’ golf team opened the 2014 PACWest season with a dominating performance at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Invitational.

Pauls shot a three-under-par 141 to finish third overall behind UFV teammates Zachary Olson (140) and Connor O’Dell (135).

Collectively, the Cascade crew set a record shooting 14 under par on the second day of the tournament.

The second PACWest tournament is hosted this weekend by the Vancouver Island Mariners.

Meanwhile, the UFV women were equally dominant, winning their tournament.

Second-year Cascade Kelley Dalzell picked up the first individual gold of her career, shooting a combined 157.

Teammate Jen Woods finished two back at 159 to grab second place as her team finished a full ten strokes ahead of their nearest competitors, the UBC-Okanagan Heat.

“We worked really hard preparing for this first event, and it was nice to see that work pay off,” said Cascades coach Chris Bertram. “The competition in PACWEST has gotten better once again this year, so we are going to need to keep working hard in the weeks ahead.”