After splitting a win three ways in tournament No. 2, OKM's Justin Towill was the outright winner in the sixth event of the BC Rivalry Series firing a 2-under (69) in Richmond, BC at the Mayfair Lake Golf and Country Club on Thursday. With Towill's low score, the Heat (291, +7) took the title by 2-strokes over UFV in Richmond for the team's second tournament win in the six played to date. Ethan Hunt finished tied for third with an even-par (71) on the day while Marcus Apchin (74 T7, +3), Nik Federko (77 15th, +6), and Paul Hauk (81 18th, +10) rounded out the scoring for the winning team.
A day earlier, on Wednesday at event No. 5, Hunt led the way for the Heat shooting a 5-under (67) at the Northview Golf and Country Club. His lowest round of the year was good for third on the day as UFV's Jacob Jackson had everything working as he shot a BCSR low of 10-under 62 that day. UBCO finished third (287, -1), trailing both UFV (273, -15), and UBC (278, -10) on Wednesday.
The men's team have now completed six of eight events in the fall portion of the BCSR and will complete the final two stages on Wednesday (Oct. 28) and Thursday (Oct. 29) at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club and the Morgan Creek Golf Cub respectively.
The men's team competition in the BCSR is tightly contested heading into the final two events, with UBCO (10) trailing UBC (12) by two points and UFV (14) by four.
Individually, for the Order of Merritt, the Heat have three of the top nine scoring golfers to this point. Justin Towill (346.3) and Ethan Hunt (345.25) are 3-4 on the leaderboard, while Nik Federko (261.5) is in ninth spot. UBC's Ethan de Graaf is in the top spot with 437.5 points.
BCSR Individual Scoring Totals
1. Ethan de Graaf (UBC) - 437.5 pts.
2. Jackson Jacob (UFV) - 368 pts.
3. Justin Towill (UBCO) - 346.3 pts.
4. Ethan Hunt (UBCO) - 345.25 pts.
5. Ben Whiton (UFV) - 339.75 pts.
6. Keith Ng (UBC) - 317.25 pts.
7. Jacob Armstrong (UFV) - 306.75 pts.
8. Eli Greene (UFV) - 287.55 pts.
9. Nik Federko (UBCO) - 261.5 pts.
10. Mike Valk (UBC) - 257.5 pts.
11. Kyle Claggett (UFV) - 253.3 pts.
12. Marcus Apchin (UBCO) - 248.5 pts.
13. Miguel Cullum (UBC) - 245.5 pts.
14. Illirian Zalli (Langara) - 208.25 pts.
15. Dylan MacDonald (UBC) - 168.75 pts.
16. Andrzej Wierzba (UBC) - 98 pts.
17. Brandon Frechette (UBCO) - 87 pts.
18. Sangvin Kang (Langara) - 68 pts.
19. Aiden Schumer (UBC) - 55.75 pts.
20. Cody Bailey (UFV) - 51.5 pts.
T21. Paul Hauk (UBCO) - 36 pts.
T21. Adrian Murray (Langara) - 36 pts.
23. Braeden Cooper (UBCO) - 34 pts.
24. Michael Yurkovich (Langara) - 12 pts.
25. Alex He (Langara) - 10 pts.
BCSR Team Scoring Totals
- UFV - 14 pts.
- UBC - 12 pts.
- UBCO - 10 pts.