Chilliwack, BC - Another weekend of play in the PacWest and another victory for the Heat women's golf team as they captured an 11 stroke victory at the UFV Invitational. It was another individual title for the Heat as this time Rebecca Reitsma would win the title thanks to a career-low round of 78 on the second day.
The Heat women hold an eight stroke lead after the opening day with a first day total of 161 and would fire their lowest round of the season on Sunday, coming in with a score of 159.
Reitsma claims her first title:
The freshman golfer did something that very few golfers will ever do, shoot back-to-back career-low rounds. After she shot 80 in windy conditions on Saturday to set a personal best she backed it up with the lowest round of the season by any female golfer, and her lowest round ever.
The Aberdeen Hall graduate noted that the main reason for her success was her scrambling during the round on Sunday saying that "I did a good job getting out of difficult situations during the second round which is why I was able to post a good score". The freshman acted beyond her years as she showed little nerves under the final round pressure as she noted "I was nervous on the first tee but after that I had a good feeling about the day."
All-Canadians and All-stars
With the new PacWest format, the women's All-Canadians and All-Stars are determined following this weekends play in Chilliwack. The Heat would capture both All-Canadian honours with Samantha Copeland finishing in first in the individual standings while. Rebecca Reitsma would finish in second to capture the other spot. Both ladies will be honoured at the CCAA Awards Banquet the night prior to the start of the National Championship in Medicine Hat.
Head women's coach Cody Bell was impressed with the girls as a whole throughout the weekend, commenting that "the girls battled the elements superbly with heavy rain on Sunday they buckled down and posted some great scores." Bell was also extremely impresssed with the play of Reitsma, noting that "her fearlessness and impeccable ability to escape trouble made her shine like a bright star on a cloudy day."
The Heat women will be back at it starting on Friday when they travel to the Nanaimo Golf Club for the inaugaral PacWest Championship. The girls will be looking to earn a spot to the CCAA National Championship which goes Oct.16-19 in Medicine Hat.