UBC Okanagan's James Casorso won the men's title at the first PacWest golf tournament of the season.

Casorso, Lee get wins at season opener

UBC Okanagan golfers pick up men's and women's title at PacWest event in Kelowna

James Casorso and Carolyn Lee set the pace for UBC Okanagan golfers during the first tournament of the season on the 2015 PacWest golf tour.

Last weekend at the Okanagan Golf Club, Casorso captured the individual men’s title, while Lee took first place in the women’s event.

In addition, UBCO placed first to claim the women’s team title.

Casorso, who is a graduate of Immaculata Regional High School, carded back-to-back rounds of 70 for a two-under par score of 140 and a two-shot victory. Casorso is in his third season with the Heat.

Lee, also a third year golfer, opened up the tourney with an 84 on Saturday, the lowest score in the women’s draw.

On Sunday she ran away with the tournament shooting a 78 to finish with the win (162), besting her teammate Emily Adams (87-82, 169) by seven strokes.

Along with Lee and Adams, newcomer Lauren Siemers (West Kelowna) also scored for UBC Okanagan. In her first tournament she shot a (85-87, 172) to finish tied for third, as the Heat won the women’s team title, beating out the only other team, the Fraser Valley Cascades.

Three newcomers, Travis Miller (Calgary), Oliver Rizun (Squamish), and Jacob Stewart (Calgary), joined Casorso and second-year Casey Sullivan (Kelowna) on the men’s side for UBC Okanagan to finish second overall in team competition.

This weekend, the Heat will be at the Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey for a PacWest tournament.


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