First year UBCO golfer nails down title

UBCO golfer Cody Bell - Contributed
UBCO golfer Cody Bell
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UBC Okanagan golfer Cody Bell has been named the PACWEST Athlete of the Week after winning winning the final golf tournament of the collegiate season.

Bell, a 6-foot-4 native of Salmon Arm, toppped the leaderboard by two strokes with a consistent tournament at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club last weekend.

It was the second win of the season for Bell, who previously had torched the Okanagan Golf Club for a 66, the low round of the year in the PACWEST.

At Chilliwack, Bell shot a day one low score of 69 last Saturday and then played almost the same round on Sunday shooting a 70 to finish with a two day

tournament total of 139.

“His consistent play helped him capture the title at the UFV tournament,” golf coach Terry Nicol said. “His excellent clutch putting and ability to keep the ball in play and helped him to be under par both days.”

Bell's play helped lead his Heat men’s golf team to a third place overall finish at the Chilliwack event while the Heat women topped Douglas by just one stroke to keep their tournament winning streak going at four.

That was the final golf tournament of the PACWEST schedule as Bell prepares to head to PEI and participate in the CCAA national championships Oct. 17-21, hosted by Holland College.

Bell topped the individual standings while teammate Will Deck of Kelowna placed third on the men's side while the top UBCO golfer on the women's side was Jenn Woods of Kelowna who was second.

In the final team standings the UBCO women placed first ahead of Douglas College while the UBCO men were fifth out of eight teams.

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