KPU Eagles golf team tee off with great results after Day One of home opener tournament

Sat, Sep 6, 2014

Metro Vancouver…..The first day of the opening tournament of the PACWEST CCAA season was a success as the KPU Eagles teed off at noon today at home course Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey. The Eagles are in fourth place with a team total of 299, just nine strokes off the UFV Cascades, the 2013 defending PACWEST and CCAA Champions. Tomorrow is the tournament's final day, which promises to be a strong start to the season for KPU.

The Eagles team efforts are led by second-year Matthew Cooper, Mission, BC, who shot 71, followed by fifth-year Thomas Rose, Surrey, BC who shot 73. Second-year Tyler Roope, Langley, BC, shot 77 while first-year Eagle Jordan Morford, Abbotsford, BC, made his PACWEST CCAA debut with a score of 78, and third-year Mark Gamache, Surrey, BC, shot 81.

In the individual category third-year Aaron Ferrer, Delta, BC, shot 73, and first-year Sukhbir Jawandha, Surrey, BC, scored 87 in his first university tournament.

Today’s results are the best standings the team has achieved under the leadership of second-year Head Coach Matt Palsenbarg. The Eagles look forward to another great day on their home course tomorrow as the PACWEST women tee off at noon, and the first of the men's groups at 12:30pm.

The next tournament for the KPU Eagles will take place next weekend, September 13 and 14, in Nanaimo hosted by the VIU Mariners.

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The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics & Recreation enters its 14th season of interuniversity competition. The Eagles are members of the PACWEST conference and play in the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) with 100 student-athletes participating on eight varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, badminton and golf. KPU athletics plays its home games at the Eagles’ Nest (Surrey Campus), Northview Golf & Country Club, Newton Athletic Park, all located in Surrey, BC and the Ace Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC.  The Eagles are active in the conference with staff members on various advisory committees and competing to host both provincial and national championships. The student-athletes are mainly from the lower mainland but KPU’s rosters have included student-athletes from North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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