Two-time defending BCCAA champion Cascades golf team adds top B.C. college player in 2009 to roster for 2010-2011 season

ABBOTSFORD: The best just got a whole lot better. The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades golf team, which has won back-to-back British Columbia College’s Athletic Association (BCCAA) golf championships, has added an Abbotsford player, and B.C.’s defending college champion to its roster for the 2009-2010 season.

Brett Webster, a graduate of Abbotsford’s Yale Secondary, is enrolled in the Business Administration program at University of the Fraser Valley, and is now practicing with the Cascades golf team.

Webster will undoubtedly add a great deal to the Cascades golf team, which rallied from a huge deficit in the year’s final tournament at Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna to capture its second-straight BCCAA title.

Webster won the overall individual title at the event, and is pleased to be joining the Cascades for his senior year.

“I wanted to become a Cascade because I know of the great golf program that Chris Bertram runs at UFV, and I also found a BA program at UFV that interested me a lot,” said Webster, “I am very focused on being the best golfer that I can and continuing to improve, and I hope to help the team win a national championship and improve as a whole. The team has already accomplished a lot and I hope that I can help take them even further.”

Brett Webster was a key member of the Yale Secondary golf team which won back-to-back provincial championships and set a record for the largest winning margin. Webster was a five-year honour roll student in high school. After spending time at both UBC and U-VIC, he spent last semester playing for the Camosun Chargers golf team in the BCCAA. After finishing second and fourth in the individual standings in the first two events, Webster won the final two tournaments, and took the top individual award for the year by 11 shots. Webster was a model of consistency through the four BCCAA tournaments, shooting rounds of 73-71 at Selkirk, 75-71 at Camosun, 66-71 at TRU, and 71-69 at UBC-O. His best play came at the TRU tournament, held at The Dunes in Kamloops, which will be the site of the 2010 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) championship.

“Brett is unquestionably one of the best university players in the country right now,” said Cascades golf coach Chris Bertram, who will return for his sixth season with the team in 2009-2010. “More importantly, Brett is a quality individual and because he grew up playing with many of the guys on the team, he is an instant fit chemistry-wise.”

The Cascades will continue practice sessions at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, Ledgeview Golf and Country Club, and Mission Golf and Country Club in preparation for the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) championship, which takes place May 30 – June 3 at Kingswood Park in Fredericton, NB.

UFV finished in fifth place out of 20 teams at the 2009 event in Hamilton, ON.

Athlete bio

Brett Webster | 4th year University (2009) | Yale Secondary School | 21 years old; 5-10, 160-pounds

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