Photo by Cary Mellon
Photo by Cary Mellon

The Men’s Golf team completed the third tournament on Sunday at Chilliwack Golf & Country Club with a final group score of 1788 hits, which put them to stand in the second place out of six contending schools.

“Although we finished second as a team for the third tournament in a row we still have a lot of room for improvement as a team. Not all of us have played our best golf yet, and the conference championship and nationals have always been our ultimate goal,” said Ollie Rizun, one of the competitors playing in PACWEST for the Heat.

Rizun is a fourth-year student who has been playing for the Heat Men’s Golf. He finished the tournament standing in the sixth place with 443 hits in total six games.

The top five players in PACWEST are chosen to receive the All-Star Award. Rizun is only 10 hits away from standing in the fifth place, currently held by Langara University’s Jacob Vanderpas.

The Women’s Golf team finished with a final score of 1008 hits, placing them to stand in the first place.

Rebecca Reitsma - Photographed by Cary Mellon.
Rebecca Reitsma - Photographed by Cary Mellon.

The women’s team not only won the group tournament, but also, individually, Copeland and Reitsma’s tremendous performance earned them the title of All-Canadians in PACWEST.

Copeland finished the tournament standing in the first place with 498 hits in a total of six games. She has also been selected as the Female Golf Athlete of The Week twice during the PACWEST conference. Reitsma has herself an impressive record, standing in second place with 504 hits.

Samantha Copeland - Photographed by Cary Mellon.
Samantha Copeland - Photographed by Cary Mellon.

October 5th to 7th marks PACWEST’s Golf Championships, where the Heat’s Golf teams, along with six other teams in the league, will compete for two spots in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship. The championships will be hosted by Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo Golf Club.