Morning Star Staff
Vernon’s Brady Stead helped the Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team clinch their third consecutive PACWEST tournament win at the Camosun Invitational at Bear Mountain in Victoria.
Stead, a fifth-year player, shot rounds of 67 and 70 to finish in second place, one stroke behind teammate Jeff Riches of Victoria, who was making his Chargers debut.
“I put in a lot of work on my mental game this summer and I’ve been sticking to that routine,” said Stead. “It’s been paying off huge for me.”
Riches tied for the low round on both days, matching Stead’s score of 67 on Day 1 and Connor O’Dell’s (University of Fraser Valley Cascades) 69 stroke total on Day 2.
Fourth-year Chargers veteran Grant Maskiewich of Smithers shot a pair of 70s to place fifth while while Mac Keats (Cochrane, Alta.) tied for ninth with 145 (73 + 72).
“It was great to play an event at our home course and the guys played well,” said Chargers head coach John Randle.
“Jeff Riches came up big for us with his win and having Brady and Grant (Maskiewich) also in the top five paced us to a great win and a healthier lead going into the last weekend.”
The Chargers won the two-day event with a team total of 554. UFV was second with 575 and the University of BC-Okanagan Heat placed third with 580.
Heading into the final week of PACWEST competition with a staggering 47 stroke lead, Camosun maintains its ranking as the No. 1 squad in Canada.
Stead leads the men’s individual standings with a three-event total of 428. He has shot an average score of 71.33 in six rounds.
Keats is in a three-way tie for second in the individual standings with 434, Maskiewich is sixth at 437 and Matt Matheson of West Vancouver is tied for eighth at 447.
“The team depth we have this year is probably the best since I’ve been here,” said Stead. “Our new guy (Riches) comes in and wins the tournament. We’re looking forward to wrapping up the season in Chilliwack and hopefully heading on to nationals.”
The Camosun crew look to go four for four at the PACWEST finale hosted by UFV at the Chilliwack Golf Club this weekend.
n Shannon Glenesk of the Vernon Golf and Country Club fired rounds of 80 and 75 to finish 11-over and in a tie for 14th place at the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of B.C. Club Professional Championship at the Richmond Country Club.
Glenesk pocketed $283 for his efforts.
The event was won by Lindsay Bernakevitch of the Victoria Golf Club, who finished at 4-under and took home $2,700.
Murray Poje of Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club and Mark Strong of the host course tied for second at even-par. Each won $1,750.
It was Bernakevitch’s second win of the 2015 season. He claimed the Tournament of Champions back in May.
The 2015 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of B.C. Club Professional Championship, presented by Club Car, featured 39 of the top head professional, head teaching professional, and executive professionals in B.C.