Pauls helps Cascades defend PacWest title

The University of the Fraser Valley won the PacWest golf championship on home turf at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club.

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s golf team captured their second straight PACWest golf championship, wrapping up the title at the Chilliwack Golf and County Club.

Playing on their home course in the final tournament of the year, the Cascades carded a two-day team score of 563.

They beat the Camosun College Chargers  by six strokes.

The Douglas College Royals were third at 592.

UFV’s Connor O’Dell (Maple Ridge) had the weekend’s high score, carding a 135. Camosun’s Jarred Callbeck (Victoria) and TRU’s Brent Pound (Kamloops)finished tied for second with a two-day score of 137.

The Cascades won all three PACWest tournaments, finishing the regular season with a team score of 1,717.

Led by Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls, UFV finished 50 strokes ahead of second place Camosun (1,767). The UBC-O Heat earned the bronze medal with a team score of 1,781.

Pauls led the team with a score of 428. Langley’s Darren Whitehouse was close behind at 431.

UFV and Camosun receive the two PACWest invitations to the 2013 CCAA Ping National Golf Championship.

The year-end tournament will    be played Oct. 15-18 at the Royal Quebec Golf Club in Quebec City, Quebec.

The Cascades will make their sixth straight appearance at the tourney. They go into it as the  third-ranked team in the CCAA top 10 poll.

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