Kelowna’s Deck named all-Canadian

UBC Okanagan golfer caps off big year at CCAA nationals in Quebec

UBC Okanagan golfer Will Deck has been named a CCAA all-Canadian.

UBC Okanagan golfer Will Deck has been named a CCAA all-Canadian.

Before teeing off this weekend at the 2013 PING CCAA Golf National Championships Kelowna golfer Will Deck was named an All-Canadian at the awards banquet held at the Royal Quebec Pavilion. The banquet, as well as the national championship is hosted by Champlain St. Lawrence College and the Royal Québec Golf Club, Boischatel, Que., and is underway this week.

Deck, a fourth year golfer from Kelowna, was among the 10 golfers across the nation to receive the award.

To earn the award Deck played remarkably consistent this past year, and over the course of his four years on the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s golf team, and his steady play earned him Player of the Year in the PACWEST as the low total score of 425 was the best among all male golfers. The lefty-swinging human kinetics student finished first, third, and 11th in the three 2013 PACWEST tourneys leading his Heat team to a third place finish.

In previous years Deck has been a two-time PACWEST all-star and has finished as high as seventh, as an individual, at the 2012 PING CCAA national championships.

Deck has also been a standout student-athlete for the Heat in his four years at UBC’s Okanagan campus and has taken part in many community outreach activities as a part of a team on campus. One of the biggest events that he took part in is the Wendy’s DreamLift Day, where the athletes work various jobs at Wendy’s and all of the proceeds goes to the Miracle Fund.

The 2013 PING CCAA Golf National Championships wraps up on Friday.


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