KPU Eagles golf team earn 3rd place at VIU Invitational

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Parksville.....The KPU Eagles golf team improved upon their home-opener fifth-place standing this past weekend at Tournament 2 in Parksville, BC, hosted by the VIU Mariners at Morningstar Golf Club. The Eagles ended the weekend in third place, behind first-place home team VIU and second-place Camosun College Chargers, which puts the KPU team at fourth-place out of six overall in the PACWEST at the season's halfway point.

Leading the way for KPU was fifth-year veteran, Thomas Rose, Surrey, BC with an overall score of 151 after shooting 76 and 75 on days 1 and 2, respectively. Rose tied for 3rd place on the weekend with Matthew Matheson, Victoria, BC, of the Camosun College Chargers.The Eagles team efforts were rewarded with a third place overall finish on the weekend at 634 with scores of 314 on day 1 and 320 on day 2.

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(Photo Credit: Tree Frog Imaging) Eagles Thomas Rose lines up his putt.

Men's Team Results
1) VIU Mariners 307 + 311 = 618 total
2) Camosun College Chargers 321 + 306 = 627 total
3) KPU Eagles 314 + 320 = 634 total
4) UFV Cascades 315 + 320 = 635 total
5) UBCO Heat 318 + 319 = 637 total
6) Douglas College Royals 348 + 348 = 696 total

Men's Leaders
1) Thomas Spencer, Slave Lake, AB. VIU Mariners 73 + 74 = 1144
2) Matthew Haddad, Qualicum, BC. VIU Mariners 74 + 74 = 148
T3) Thomas Rose, Surrey, BC. KPU Eagles 76 + 75 = 151
T3) Matthew Matheson, Victoria, BC. UFV Cascades 77 + 74 = 151

KPU Eagles Standings
T11) Tyler Roope, Langley, BC. 81 + 78 = 159
T14) Matthew Cooper, Mission, BC. 79 + 81 = 160
T21) Mark Gamache, Surrey, BC. 79 + 86 = 165
T26) Jordan Morford, Abbotsford, BC. 80 + 89 = 169

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(Photo Credit: Tree Frog Imaging)  Eagles Matthew Cooper keeps his focus.

The Eagles have this weekend off and the next stop is the Douglas College Invitational at King Links by the Sea in New Westminster, BC September 27-28.

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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.