WolfPack golfers start slowly

The TRU WolfPack didn't have the start it wanted at the PING Canadian Colleges Athletic Association golf championships at The Dunes.

TRU shot a team 312 on Wednesday, the first round of the three-day event. The round was suspended due to darkness with one group still on the course.

Round 2 of the 20-team event is scheduled for today, with the final round scheduled for Friday. The championships include men's and women's team and individual events.

The WolfPack's five-man roster - brothers Adam and Mark Gruber, Geoff Fahlman, Colby Cook and Chase Broadfoot - is tied for 14th, 26 strokes back of Toronto's Humber College Hawks. The Victoria-based Camosun Chargers are second, at 295, and Abbotsford's Fraser Valley Cascades are third at 296.

The Oshawa-based Durham College Lords lead the women's event, with Tiffany Albath (76) and Kayleigh Kraemer (78) teaming up to shoot 154. They are second and third in the women's individual standings behind Josee Doyon (74) of the Champlain St. Lawrence Lions, who came all the way from Quebec City.

Adam Gruber was the top TRU golfer in Round 1, shooting 70 to sit tied for fourth. He is five shots back of MacEwan University's Tanner Fermaniuk, with two Humber golfers - Greg Balisto and David Lang - tied for second after shooting 69.

Adam Gruber was the only TRU golfer who played well - Mark Gruber shot 77, Fahlman fired 81, Broadfoot scored 84 and Cook came in with 86. The WolfPack has two players in the individual competition - Brennan Arduini is tied for 49th after shooting 78, and Quinn Campbell fired 81 to sit tied for 70th.

"The course was pretty difficult at times due to the wind," Adam Gruber said in a press release. "It warmed up on the back nine, which made things a little difficult with some of the pins a little unplayable."

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he WolfPack women's soccer team is scheduled to wrap up its B.C. Colleges Athletic Association season with three home games, the first of which will be played Saturday.

TRU (1-5-3) is in danger of missing the playoffs. A victory against the UNBC Timberwolves (0-9-1) on Saturday, noon, at Hillside Stadium, would give the WolfPack a slim chance to catch the Douglas Royals (3-2-3), who currently hold the last playoff spot in TRU's pool.

Douglas finishes its season with games against the Capilano Blues (2-4-1), Langara Falcons (4-2-1), UBC-Okanagan Heat (7-0-2) and the WolfPack.

After playing UNBC, the lone team it has beaten this season, the WolfPack will play host to the Royals on Oct. 23 and the Kwantlen Eagles (5-2-1) on Oct. 24.

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he WolfPack men's soccer team is looking to extend its winning streak to four games when the Timberwolves come to Hillside on Saturday at 2 p.m.

TRU has not lost since being pounded 6-1 by the host first-place Royals (7-0-1) on Sept. 26. The WolfPack clinched a playoff spot by beating the Heat twice on the weekend, and will be hard-pressed to catch up to first-place Douglas, which has outscored its opposition 35-5 this season.

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he WolfPack men's volleyball team is scheduled to play the UBC Thunderbirds on the Lower Mainland on Friday and Saturday in what will be its final exhibition games against Canada West competition.

TRU, which already has played matches against the Calgary Dinos, Alberta Golden Bears and Trinity Western Spartans, will wrap up its exhibition season on Oct. 22 against UBC-Okanagan at the Tournament Capital Centre.

The WolfPack and T-Birds are to meet in Surrey on Friday and at UBC's home gym - War Memorial - on Saturday.

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he WolfPack men's basketball will wrap up its exhibition schedule at home on Friday.

TRU is to play host to Langara at the Tournament Capital Centre at 7 p.m.

The WolfPack has played exhibition games at the U of San Diego Toreros, way back in September, and the Seattle Blue Angels club team earlier this month. It is to open the Canada West season in Brandon on Oct. 22.

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