Lee wins, hole-in-one for Siemers

UBC Okanagan golfers lead the way at PACWEST tourney in Victoria

The Heat's Carolyn Lee won her second PACWEST gold tournament of the season on Sunday in Victoria.

Third-year Heat golfer Carolyn Lee shot her two best rounds of the year to earn her second PACWEST tournament win on the tour this season.

Lee carded a pair of 76s to win at Bear Mountain last weekend, and for her efforts was also named PACWEST athlete of the week.

Lee’s 152 was three strokes better than Fraser Valley’s Hannah Dirkson, who took first the previous week.

But Lee’s dominance wasn’t the talk of the UBC Okanagan women’s golf team, as that distinction went to freshman Lauren Siemers.

Siemers hit her first ever hole-in-one on Sunday Victoria’s Bear Mountain Resort.

Siemers, a 2015 Mount Boucherie grad, finished third in the tournament and had the most exciting moment of her golf career when she aced the fourth hole on Sunday at Bear Mountain.

“Definitely the most excited I’ve ever been on the course, I didn’t actually see it go in so there was a lot of suspense heading up the green,” said Lauren.

Siemers, golfing with teammate Lee on Sunday, made her hole in one on an elevated green and nobody in the foursome knew it was an ace until they found the ball in the hole.

Lee, who self described her own play over the tournament as “pretty good”, with a caveat that her short game gave her troubles, described the hole in one as such.

“I thought she jarred it into the hole. We couldn’t see it,” Lee explained, “all we heard was the sound of a ball hitting the flagpole. It was really cool moment.”

It was Siemers first-ever hole in one and as she described the moment as “the most excited I’ve ever been on the course, I didn’t actually see it go in so there was a lot of suspense heading up the green, but I had a pretty good feeling that mine was in the hole.”

On Sunday Lauren shot 82-77 to finish third, two strokes ahead of her other teammate, Emily Adams.

The Heat women won the team event with a combined score of 313, 22 strokes better than Fraser Valley.

The Heat men finished third as a team 26 strokes behind Camosun, as the Chargers have won all three tournaments this season.

Leading the way for UBC Okanagan was James Casorso, a third-year golfer from Immaculata Regional High, who finished third, two strokes behind Camosun’s Jeff Riches.

 

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