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(ISN) – The UVic Vikes men’s golf team completed day one at the Point Loma/Smee Builders Invitational, hosted by Point Loma Nazarene at Steele Canyon Golf Club in San Diego, Calif. Following day one, the Vikes and Wayland Baptist each shot 596 and are tied for third place behind hosts Point Loma Nazarane and CSU-San Marcos, who are both tied for first with 585.


The undisputed leader of the Vikes, Darren Hupfer (Edmonton, Alta.), shot 73-72 (145) following the first two rounds on the par-71 course. Hupfer’s three-over-par score puts him in a four-way tie for sixth place.

Following day one, there was a three-way tie for first place between Wayland Baptist’s Bradley Sinnett, Point Loma’s Zane Keith and California Baptist’s Steven Watson. The trio finished the day with an even par-142.

The Vikes’ third place standing is also credit to Carson Kallis and Kyle Blacquier (Fredericton, N.B.), who both shot 77-74 (151) to tie for 17th. James Holland (New Minas, NS) finished tied for 23rd with a 72-80 (152) score, while brother Samuel Holland (New Minas, NS) finished tied for 34th with a 78-77 (155) score.

The Vikes will finish their final rounds tomorrow, Mar. 6 at the Steele Canyon Golf Club, as all 71 golfers from 13 teams will tee-off at 7:30 a.m.

Day One Scores – (Par-Yardage: 71-6834)

T 3 Victoria – BC 299 297 596
T 6 Darren Hupfer – 73 72 145
T17 Carson Kallis – 77 74 151
T17 Kyle Blacquier – 77 74 151
T23 James Holland – 72 80 152
T34 Sam Holland 78 – 77 155