Team Canada finishes in sixth place at Universiade

By Vanessa Broadbent (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: July 15, 2015

Photo Courtesy Chris Bertram / TwitterUFV Cascades golf player Aaron Pauls, along with coach Chris Bertram, helped the Team Canada men’s golf team finish in sixth place at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea last week.

The universiade, which is similar to the Olympic Games, hosts over 12,000 students from 170 different countries. The event takes place every two years, each time in a different country. The games started on July 3 with the golf portion of the tournament taking place from July 8 to 11.

This year’s team consisted of UFV’s Aaron Pauls, as well as Dylan Cave from the University of Waterloo and Russell Bowie from Queen’s University. The athletes qualified to be part of the team after finishing in the top three positions at the Golf Canada University Championship in May.

The tournament was Pauls’ final event of his golfing career with UFV, and he tied for 34th place in the individual standings.

The top three spots of the tournament were held by Japan, France, and Korea, respectively, with scores of 554, 557, and 561. Teams Canada’s final score of 574 left them in sixth place out of 20 — the best the team has ever done.