By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
VICTORIA, B.C. (ISN) – Following the final round of play at the 2012 NAIA women’s golf National Championship, University of Victoria Vikes women’s golfer Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) walked away a national champion. In the final round, the third-year shot an even 73 on the Link Hills Golf and Country Club course in Greeneville, Tenn. to take the title by one stroke.
Woodland entered the final round ranked first after an initial three round score of 73-70-76. This is Woodland’s first NAIA national championship title following a top-15 performance last season. Oklahoma Christian’s Anna Arrese Cortadellas took second place at one-over-par.
For the final round, the tournament field was cut after 54 holes and reduced to the top 17 teams and 40 individuals (including ties) from the first three rounds of play.
The UBC Thunderbirds maintained their three-day lead, capturing the team title at 43-over-par, two strokes ahead of second-place finishers Savannah College of Art and Design. The Vikes finished in a two-way tie with Cumberland College for 15th place. Both teams finished 99-over-par.
Second-year Vike Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) was eight-over-par, 81, in the final round finishing in a three-way tie for 43rd place. First-year Cari Chow (Victoria, B.C.) completed the final round 10-over-par, to tie Concordia’s Jenna Boyle for 79th place.
The Vikes women will return home to prepare for the Canadian University/College national championship, May 29-Jun 1, at Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria.