BY Ali Lee Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. (ISN) – With the return of senior Alyssa Herkel (Port Alberni, BC) to the roster, the University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team are currently on top of the charts following round one of play at the Canadian University/College national championships. The Victoria-hosted tournament runs May 29-Jun 1 at Cordova Bay golf course.


The Vikes women are currently in first place overall after a team score of 19-over 232, three strokes ahead of powerhouse UBC Thunderbirds , who are at 22-over 235. Following closely behind are Universite de Monteal and Universite Laval who are in third and fourth place, respectively.

Third-year Vike and 2012 NAIA national champion Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) leads the way for the Vikes women after a 6-over 77 score. Woodland is in a five-way tie with one of the top contender’s for the tournament, UBC’s Kylie Barros. Also in the mix is Herkel, who has not competed in a tournament since last summer’s Universiade games in Shenzen, China.

In round one, Woodland made a birdie on the 11th hole and was even on 11 holes. Herkel was on par for the entire back nine with the exception of a single bogey on hole 11.

First-year Vike Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) finished in a two-way tie for ninth place after a 7-over 78 score alongside Guelph’s Christine Fraser.

Rounding out the Vikes team was Victoria Kondrak (Victoria, BC) who finished tied for 21st with a 12-over 83 score.

Third-year Vike Michaela Misener (Stanhope, PEI) is also competing in the tournament, as an individual, and finished tied for 17th after an 11-over 82 score.

1 Victoria 232 (+19)
T-4 Megan Woodland 77 (+6)
T-4 Alyssa Herkel 77 (+6)
T-9 Brynn Tomie 78 (+7)
T-21 Victoria Kondra 83 (+12)

T-17 Michaela Misener 82 (+11)