Maple Ridge golfer Connor O’Dell and his University of the Fraser Valley Cascades teams were on target as tournament hosts over the weekend.
An individual victory for Halen Davis and a unique one-two finish for a pair of Cascades men’s teams were the highlights for the host squad at the UFV Spring Invitational, held at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club in Abbotsford.
Alongside the host Cascades, the event featured men’s and women’s teams from MacEwan University, the women’s squad from Simon Fraser University, and individual golfers from SFU and UBC.
Davis carded rounds of 71 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday to win the 36-hole event by six strokes.
Fellow Cascades O’Dell (75-69) and Kaleb Fisher (73-71) and SFU’s Scott Kerr (73-71) finished in a three-way tie for second.
On the team side, UFV had enough players for two teams. Coach Chris Bertram and assistant coach Aaron Pauls both drafted five players apiece, and the two UFV squads finished one-two with Bertram’s team (featuring Davis, O’Dell, Nick Guenther, Nathan Bahnman and Claggett) prevailing.
“The event went really well,” Bertram summarized. “We had some very trying weather conditions, particularly on Saturday – we had entire greens that were covered with hailstones on three different occasions. But despite that, we turned in our best (men’s team) results in probably a year. Our overall team scores were better than we’d seen in quite some time.
The Cascades continue their spring schedule this week as they attend the Olympic College Invitational at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.