UFV golfers fourth in Oregon

Chilliwack golfers Connor McLellan and Aaron Pauls led the Cascades at the Bandon Crossings Tournament.

After a tough opening round, the University of the Fraser Valley men’s golf team bounced back with a solid finish at the Bandon Crossings Tournament in Oregon.

The Cascades placed fourth overall at the event, hosted by Southwestern Oregon Community College.

After opening with a combined score of 316 in Sunday’s first round, they trimmed eight strokes off their total on Monday – the second-best team performance of the day.

Spokane Community College won in decisive fashion, posting a two-day total of 595 (+12) to outdistance Olympic College (+34), tourney host Southwest Oregon (+42) and UFV (+48).

Chilliwack’s Connor McLellan (T9, +11) led the way for the Cascades, followed by fellow Chilliwackian Aaron Pauls (11th, +12).

“It wasn’t our best outing, for sure,” said UFV coach Chris Bertram. “We struggled a little bit with some tough windy conditions and didn’t play our best. But there were some pretty good signs that we’re close, and we’ve just got to tighten up a few things before the Golf Canada event.”

This tourney was the last competition for the Cascades prior to the Golf Canada University/College Championship, running May 26-29 at Cutten Fields in Guelph, ON.

See ufvcascades.ca for more.