By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
The Vikes, ranked 17th entering the tournament, shot 8-over 296 after the opening 18 holes. The morning rounds were delayed since the field of play had a lot of standing water due to to severe morning wind and rain.
The Vikes enter day two holding a one stroke lead over No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City and defending champions Oklahoma Christian, both finishing 9-over 297. Rounding out the top 5 teams are William Woods (Mo.) and Johnson & Wales (Fla.), who are tied for fourth place with scores of 10-over-298.
“We played really well today,” said Vikes head coach Bryan Carbery. “This is our weather, it’s the Pacific Northwest. We love it. I feel real good after day one. The boys played real well. We have real talented team. They stepped up in the spring season. We brought in a recruit from the University of Texas, Carson Kallis, he made an immediate impact and helped us a lot.”
The Vikes had impressive finished from all contributing members of the team. Second-year Darren Hupfer leads the Vikes and is tied third overall after shooting an even par-72 in round one. Dylan Cann and Carson Kallis both shot 2-over 74 to finish in an 11-way tie for 12th place. Rounding out the top scores for the Vikes are twins Sam and James Holland who equally shot 4-over 76 to finish tied for 38th.
The second round will be played continue May 23rd, at Creekside Golf Club in Oregon’s Capital City with tee times beginning at 7:00 a.m. PDT on Hole No. 1 and 7:20 a.m. on Hole No. 10.
Round one Scores: