PACWEST Golf: Weir takes title; off to nationals

Weir will compete at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association National Championship at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont. this week.

A Trail golfer defended her PacWest college golf tour title this week, coming back from  a six-stroke deficit to win the final tournament at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Cub last weekend.

Kate Weir of the Rossland-Birchbank Golf Club is a student at Douglas College who plays on the  golf team. In 2011 Weir won the PacWest title after winning all four events in the ladies tour, and was named PacWest Female Golfer of the Year, by shooting a combined score of 626.

However, Weir had a tougher time of it this year, finishing second by a stroke behind last year runner up Jen Woods of UBC Okanagan in the first tour stop at Thompson University. She came fourth at the Kwantlen University tournament before turning things around.

A four-stroke victory over Woods in Nanaimo put the 22 year old in top position for the overall title going into the final event in Chilliwack.

However, after carding a 79 on the first day of the tournament, Weir found herself sitting in third position, six strokes behind Woods, who shot 73.

Weir rallied in the second round shooting a 1-over 73, 10 strokes ahead of the next four competitors, all tied at 83. Her two-day total of 152 was good enough to earn first place at this tournament by four strokes over Woods and win the four tournament cumulative women’s individual title with a 634 stroke score – an incredible 12 stroke lead over her nearest competitor.

Weir will now compete at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association National Championship at Durham College in Oshawa, Ont. this week.