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UBC Thunderbirds and Fraser Valley Cascades top the leaderboard at the Canadian University/College Championship

Hellman, Lee, Graham, Olson and Brook top individual standings

CHILLIWACK, B.C. –An overcast first round of the Canadian University/College Championship saw five individuals sit atop the leaderboard today at Chilliwack Golf Club.

Zack Olson shot a 4-under to share a piece of 4th and give host team University of the Fraser Valley Cascades a commanding lead, while Kelly Hellman and Avril Li carded an even-par to help defending women’s champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds top the women’s competition.

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s team earned a combined 10-under par to earn a commanding lead, building a 13-shot advantage over defending men’s team champion Université Laval Rouge et Or who posted a 3-over par. University of Guelph Gryphons are currently in third with a 4-over par.

Three players in the men’s individual championship – Adam Graham (Brock University Badgers), Wyatt Brook (Vancouver Island University Mariners), and Zach Olson (University of the Fraser Valley Cascades) – head into tomorrow in first place at 4-under par.

Thunderbirds Kelly Hellman of Nelson, B.C. and Avril Li of Port Moody, B.C. both fired an even-par 72 to earn top spots in the women’s individual competition. The Thunderbirds have won 12 of the past 15 editions of the women’s team event.

Veronique Fortin-Latreille of the Université de Montréal Carabins and Sarah Dunning of the University of Guelph Gryphons are very close behind, sitting second in the women’s individual competition one stroke behind at 1-over par.

With a combined score of 5-over par, the Thunderbirds are two strokes ahead of the Université de Montréal Carabins, who posted a team score of 7-over par on day one. The University of Victoria Vikes sit in third place at 10-over par.

The Women’s and Men’s Individual winners receive an exemption into their respective Canadian Amateur Championship. The top-three Men’s and Women’s individual finishers qualify for the FISU Universiade Games.

Former NS Development Team member, Ben Chasse fired a two over, 74 to currently sit at T31.

For more information on the event, including tomorrow’s tee times and current results, can be found here.

TOP-5 MEN’S – TEAM

1 University of the Fraser Valley Cascades.                -10.       F          -10       278

2 Université Laval Rouge et Or                                      +3        F*         +3        291

3 University of Guelph Gryphons                                  +4        F          +4        292

T4. Université de Montréal Carabins                            +5        F          +5        293

T4. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds      +5        F          +5        293

 

TOP-5 MEN’S – INDIVIDUAL

T1. Adam Graham                            Brock University Badgers                                 *35-33-68 -4

T1. Wyatt Brook                                Vancouver Island University Mariners          *35-33-68 -4

T1. Zack Olson                                   University of the Fraser Valley Cascades       *32-36-68 -4

T4. Nicholas Striker                          University of Guelph Gryphons                      *34-35-69 -3

T4. Daniel Campbell                         University of the Fraser Valley Cascades      *32-37-69 +2

 

TOP-5 WOMEN’S – TEAM

  1. University of British Columbia Thunderbirds         +5        F          +5        221
  2. Université de Montréal Carabins                               +7         F*         +7        223
  3. University of Victoria Vikes                                        +10       F          +10      226
  4. University of Toronto Varsity Blues                           +18      F         +18      234
  5. University of the Fraser Valley Cascades                 +20       F          +20      236

 

TOP-5 WOMEN’S – INDIVIDUAL

T1. Kelly Hellman                                    University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.  *35-37-72 E

T1. Avril Li                                                University of British Columbia Thunderbirds   *36-36-72 E

T3. Veronique Fortin-Latreille             Université de Montréal Carabins                         *38-35-73 +1

T3. Sarah Dunning                                  University of Guelph Gryphons                            *38-35-73 +1

T5. Mylène Limoges                                Université de Montréal Carabins                         *37-37-74 +2

T5. Quinn Fitzgerald                               University of Victoria Vikes                                  *41-33-74 +2

 

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