By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team began the second of their back-to-back championship run with a disappointing opening round, as the team of five finished tied for 11th after a 20-over 304 score.


Universite Laval lead the way for the teams with a 8-under 276 team score and four top-ten individual finishers. The University of Waterloo, led by Garrett Rank‘s 3-under 68 score, currently sit in second place, while the UBC Thunderbirds finished third with a team score of 6-over 290.

Recently crowned NAIA champion and second-year Vike Carson Kallis (Red Deer, Alta.) had some trouble on day one, as he finished tied for 29th after recovering from a 6-over front nine to finish 3-over 74. Kallis struggled on the 14th hole, carding a quadruple bogie but also tallied four birdies throughout the day.

Team mate Darren Hupfer (Edmonton, Alta.) wasn’t far behind, finishing tied for 35th with a 4-over 75 score. Hupfer birdied the 14th and 18th hole, despite a triple bogie on Hole 8.

Third-year Vike Samuel Holland (New Minas, NS) stayed on par for all but three holes to also finish 4-over 75, while brother James Holland (New Minas, NS) finished 9-over 80.

Also competing for the Vikes was Dylan Cann (Calgary, Alta.), who was 10-over 81.

Despite a disappointing first round of play, the Vikes men will look to bounce back over the next two days of play prior to Friday’s final round. The Vike men tee-off for their second round on May 30 at 12:30 p.m. from the first hole.

Live scores can be followed at the GOLF CANADA WEBSITE.

T-11 Victoria 304 (+20)
T-29 Carson Kallis 74 (+3)
T-35 Darren Hupfer 75 (+4)
T-35 Sam Holland 75 (+4)
T-76 James Holland 80 (+9)
T-86 Dylan Cann 81 (+10)