The University of the Fraser Valley Cas-cades golfers finished an incredible season last week in Quebec City with national championship titles for both the men and women.
Led by Chilliwack's Aaron Pauls on the men's side and Kelowna's Jen Woods on the women's, the teams dominated the three-round tournament winning by 12 and 24 strokes, respectively, over the second place teams.
This is the first national championship for the PACWEST winning golfers in the first season of the women's team's existence.
This was also the first double championship since Humber College pulled that off in 2007 in Castlegar.
Coach Chris Bertram-who was named CCAA golf coach of the year at an awards banquet held before the tournament started-said he was proud of his golfers.
"I am very proud of both teams, they were excellent all season long," Bertram said. "Going undefeated is a great accomplishment."
The male Cascades had the only sub-par team score at -1, 12 strokes better than Humber College's +11.
Sardis secondary grad Pauls' rounds of 70, 72 and a bogeyfree 69 at the Royal Golf Club of Quebec were enough for second place overall on the individual category.
One stroke behind him in third was teammate Darren Whitehouse of Langley who carded 69, 72 and 71.
Another Sardis secondary grad, Matt Gudmundson, shot rounds of 72, 70 and 74 to put him in a tie for seventh in the 76-man field.
Rounding out the men's team, Connor O'Dell finished in a tie for 33rd and Simon Blaker tied for 51st.
The women's total score of +29 was 24 strokes better than second place St. Clair College's +53. Jen Woods' rounds of 72, 73 and 80 were good enough for second place on the individual leaderboard.
Mission's Dani Shap's rounds of 81, 76 and 79 put her in third.
Both Woods and Shap were named 2013 CCAA Golf All-Canadians before the tournament.
Rounding out the Cascade women was Kelley Dalzell's 82, 87 and 88, putting her in a respectable 15th in the 25-women field.
The only honours that escaped the Cascades in Quebec were the first-place individual scores.
Valérie Tanguay of Champlain St. Lawrence stunned the women's field with rounds of 67, 71 and 73 to put her at -5, 14 strokes ahead of Woods.
On the men's side, Colton Kalkanis of Georgian College similarly lit up the field with rounds of 68, 68 and 65 to finish at -15, 10 strokes up on Pauls.
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