Nathan Bahnman, one of the top junior golfers in the Fraser Valley, has signed with the UFV Cascades men’s golf team.
Bahnman, who is finishing off his Grade 12 studies at Abbotsford’s Mennonite Educational Institute, will join the Cascades in the fall.
“We are thrilled to have Nathan join the Cascades golf program,” head coach Chris Bertram said. “I have watched him develop as a player over the last few years, and I am confident he could have a big impact right away.”
Bahnman, age 17, plays out of Ledgeview Golf Club and Cultus Lake Golf Club. He won a pair of Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) events last summer, and represented Canada as part of a CJGA team at the 2014 Dutch Junior Open. He finished tied for 49th and was tied for top Canadian honours at the U21 international event.
UFV is hosting the PING CCAA Golf National Championships this fall (Oct. 13-16 at Chilliwack Golf Club), and Bahnman said that was a factor in his decision to join the Cascades.
“I chose UFV because the level of competition is excellent and allows us to compete against universities from all over the country,” he said. “They have a great team that looks really strong for many years to come. UFV has won national championships in the past and now I have a chance to contribute to the success that they’re having.”