Universiade update: Pauls, Team Canada sit seventh heading into final round

Moving day at the 2015 Summer Universiade saw the Canadian men’s golf team take a small step down the leaderboard.

Team Canada, featuring UFV golfer Aaron Pauls and coached by Cascades head coach Chris Bertram, combined for a solid score of 144 during Friday’s third round at Naju Golf Lake Country Club. But after starting the day in sixth place, they were leapfrogged by the United Kingdom and will head into Saturday’s final round in seventh.

Russell Bowie of Queen’s University turned in his second straight round of 69 to lead the three-man Canadian squad, with an eagle on the 18th hole capping his sparkling effort. Pauls and Dylan Cave of the University of Waterloo fired matching rounds of 75.

Canada’s three-round total of 432 leaves them 16 strokes back of front-running Thailand (416). Japan and the Republic of Korea are tied for second at 419, while France (420), Ireland (430), the United Kingdom (431) and Canada have ground to make up to secure a podium position.

Bowie (-3), Cave (+4) and Pauls (+11) are T5, T20 and T31, respectively, in the individual men’s standings.

Complete Summer Universiade men’s golf results can be found on the FISU website.

Round 2 recap: Team Canada moves up to sixth place

The Canadian men’s golf team finds itself in the mix for a medal following Thursday’s second round at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

Team Canada, featuring UFV golfer Aaron Pauls and coached by Cascades head coach Chris Bertram, came in tied for eighth place and emerged in solo sixth after combining for the fourth-best team score of the day (142).

Russell Bowie of Queen’s University led the charge, firing a three-under 69 that ranked as the third-best individual round of the day. The University of Waterloo’s Dylan Cave authored the second scoring round for Team Canada with a 73, while Pauls carded a 78.

Bowie (E), Cave (+1) and Pauls (+8) sit T12, T16 and T33, respectively, in the individual standings.

Canada’s two-day combined score of 288 leaves them 12 strokes back of the front-running host squad from the Republic of Korea (276), who posted the best score of the day at 136. France (280) and Japan (281) sit second and third, respectively.

Round 1 recap: Solid start for Team Canada, tied for eighth

The Canadian men’s golf team, featuring UFV’s Aaron Pauls and head coach Chris Bertram, is tied for eighth place following Wednesday’s opening round at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

Pauls, the Cascades’ male athlete of the year for 2014-15, opened with a two-over 74 at Naju Golf Lake Country Club and is tied for 23rd in the individual standings after the first of four rounds.

The University of Waterloo’s Dylan Cave set the pace for Team Canada, carding an even-par 72 (T14), while Russell Bowie of Queen’s University sits T28 after a three-over 75. Natipong Srithong of Thailand is the early leader after firing a sparkling bogey-free 67.

The best two scores count towards each team’s total, and the Canadian men are tied with Chinese Taipei at 146, 10 strokes back of first-place Thailand. England is second at 139, and host South Korea is third at 140.

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