The UVic women’s golf team are currently in San Diego at the Super Dan Diego Women’s Collegiate Golf Championship hosted by Point Loma Nazarene. Following the first 18 holes of play, the Vikes are in second place (326) closely behind leaders Cal Poly (321), an NCAA Division one school.
Third-year veteran Megan Woodland (Victoria, B.C.), who won the Vikes Shootout back in October, currently leads the Vikes after round one with seven-over-par (79) tying her in fourth place overall.
“The greens were absolutely rocket fast and it destroyed the girls,” said head coach Bryan Carbery after the first round. “Everyone shot high. Megan played really well but just about everybody struggled with their putters but it is a good field out there and a good start for the season.”
The event, held at Riverwalk Golf Course, has a 22-team field with 106 players and 19 participating teams. In team standings, the Vikes are closely followed by Grand Canyon University (327) and Chico State (329).
Second-year Victoria native Victoria Kondrak closely follows team mate Woodland with eight-over-par (80) tying her for sixth place overall. Also representing the Vikes are Brynn Tomie (82), Pamela Desmarais (85) and rookie Cari Chow (95).
Leading the course is Cal Poly’s Morgan Thomas four-over-par (76) with Chico State’s Shelby Hooperonly one stroke behind.
The Vikes will finish their second and final round of play today, Feb. 7.