Trail golfer best in PacWest

A Trail golfer has had a phenomenal run in the PacWest college golf tour.

  • Oct. 20, 2011 11:00 a.m.

A Trail golfer has had a phenomenal run in the PacWest college golf tour and is looking to top off her season with a strong finish at the nationals.

Trail’s Kate Weir of the Rossland-Birchbank Golf Club is a student at Douglas College in Vancouver.

After winning all four college golf tournaments this season, the 21 year old was named PacWest Female Golfer of the year last week.

She is currently in Prince Edward Island vying for the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) national golf championship.

Weir started off the three-round championship Wednesday with an 82, good enough to sit in fourth place on the leader board.

“Golfers are never happy (with their score),” said Weir’s mom Cris Cescon who spoke with her after the round. “Something like 77 would have made her a bit happier.”

Weir’s average score per round was 78.25 on the season but conditions at PEI’s Brudenell River golf course have been less than ideal.

“It’s been quite wet and the ball’s not going very far, but overall it’s been good,” said Cescon.

Defending champion Josee Doyon of the Champlain St. Lawrence Lions leads the field after carding a 72 and is looking to repeat this year.

In the team standings, the Douglas College Royals led by Weir and teammate Michaela Staller of Surrey, are firmly in second place with a combined score of 168, three-strokes back of Durham College but six ahead of Mount Royal University.

The Trail native didn’t start golfing until she was 14 but has excelled since picking up a club.

Weir took home the PacWest individual title with a four-tournament total of 626, 14 strokes ahead of second place Jen Woods of UBC Okanagan.

Weir tees-off again today for the second round, before the final round on Saturday.