There are storylines aplenty for the University of the Fraser Valley golf teams as they prepare to host the fourth and final tournament of the PACWEST season this weekend at Ledgeview Golf Club.
The event tees off Saturday with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the storied Abbotsford layout, and wraps up Sunday with tee times beginning at 8:27 a.m. Spectators are welcome.
“It’s always fun to be in contention when you come to the conference finals,” Cascades head coach Chris Bertram said. “I feel like our team has gotten stronger throughout the season, and I feel like we’re ready to peak on our home course. Ledgeview is a great course to make up ground. It’s challenging, and players can struggle until they figure out the greens. It truly is a home course advantage for us.”
PACWEST individual and team champions are determined based on total strokes accrued over the conference’s four 36-hole tournaments, and on the men’s side, the Cascades and UBC Okanagan Heat are locked in a dogfight for the team title. Heading into the finale, UBCO holds a slender three-stroke advantage (1,737 to 1,740) over UFV. The Cascades are seeking their first conference crown since 2014.
In the women’s team race, there’s less suspense – the Cascades (934) own an enormous 90-stroke cushion on second-place UBCO (1,024). The UFV intra-team competition is more interesting, as Emery Bardock (471), Maddie Kapchinsky (478) and Hannah Dirksen (479) sit one-two-three overall individually. At stake this weekend is the PACWEST individual title and the two CCAA All-Canadian awards.