UBCO golfer Will Deck won the first B.C. collegiate event of the season in Parksville.

Heat’s Will Deck wins season-opening tourney

UBC Okanagan golfer takes PACWEST event in Parksville by two strokes

Will Deck couldn’t have asked for a better start to his fourth season with the UBC Okanagan golf team.

Deck carded a two-day score of 4-under par 140 to capture his first ever PACWEST tournament last weekend at the Morningstar Golf Course in Parksville.

On Saturday, Deck carded a 68, the lowest round of the tournament, to take a four stroke lead.

In round two, Deck shot 72 to hold off Dallas Jones from VIU by two strokes for the victory.

Cody Bell was next best for the Heat as he carded a 149, good for eighth place.

Bell, a management student from Salmon Arm along with Deck, and sophomore Michael Lee (160) are the three holdovers on the Heat men’s squad from last season. New to the team are Kelowna native James Casorso (160) and Joshua Evans (159) from Calgary. As a team the Heat finished tied for third over the weekend, 13 shots behind the winners, Fraser Valley.

The Heat women, with just two golfers competing at Parskville, finished in fourth place with a two-day total of 375. The team is made entirely of new faces with first year Carolyn Lee finishing three strokes off the pace with a score of 164. Kelsey McGillis finished twelfth as the second female golfer for UBC Okanagan.

The top female golfer was former Heat player Jen Woods, Jen has transferred to UFV and won her eighth PACWEST tournament and also led the Cascades to the women’s team title in Parksville.

First year coach for the Heat Cass Hritzuk was extremely pleased with his team in its first weekend of PACWEST play.

This weekend  the Heat will host the second PACWEST tournament of the year at the Okanagan Golf Club.


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