By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

(ISN) – In the second and final round of the Battle at Primm women’s golf tournament, University of Victoria Vikes’ third-year Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) climbed from yesterday’s eight place finish to an overall second place. The Vikes women finished the two-day tournament at Primm Valley Golf Course tied with Southern Nazarene University for eighth place.


After round one of play, on Mar. 26, Woodland shot a 7-over-par to tie for 15th spot but in round two, Woodland bested her day-one score by nine strokes to finish the day 3-under-par and a total score of 149. The 2011 Vikes Shootout champion finished just behind Oklahoma Christian’s Anna Arrese, who took first in the individual scores with 3-under-par (141). Woodland was the only Vike to finish in the top 20.

The UBC Thunderbirds listed six athletes in the top 20 to secure the team title for the tournament. Thunderbird Stephanie Wong was the highest individual on the team, tying for fifth place with 7-over-par (151).

Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) finished tied for 38th place after shooting 10-over-par on day two and finishing 23-over-par (167) overall. Also competing for the Vikes were Emily Nicol (Kelowna, B.C.) (T-44, +28), Pamela Desmarais (Victoria, BC) (T-46, +29) and Cari Chow (Victoria, B.C.) (T-51, +33). Nichol improved by eight strokes in her second round, while Tomie and Chow had consistent finishes over the two days.

T8 Victoria 338-321 : 659

2nd Megan Woodland 79-70 : 149 (+5)
T38 Brynn Tomie 84-83 : 167 (+23)
T44 Emily Nicol 90-82 : 172 (+28)
T46 Pamela Desmarais 87-86 : 172 (+29)
T51 Cari Chow 88-89 : 177 (+33)