By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team are currently chasing the UBC Thunderbirds, who have a six stroke lead entering the final round of play at the Canadian University/College national championship, hosted at Cordova Bay golf course.

The Vikes women finished second after round three play, carding a team score 11-over 224.


Third-year Vike Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) is currently tied for second place in the individual standings. Woodland and Waterloo’s Devon Rizzo are tied at 8-over 221, after Woodland shot an impressive par-71 in round three play.

UBC Thunderbird Alyssa Human sits on top of the leader board, one stroke ahead of Woodland and Rizzo, at 7-over 220. Rounding out the top five are Montreal Carabins golfer Laurence Mignault (10-over 223) and fourth-year Vike Alyssa Herkel (Port Alberni, BC) (13-over 226).

Herkel shot her lowest round in today’s play, 3-over 74, carding three birdies on the back nine. The top five finishers following the final round will receive exemptions for the 2012 World University Championships, hosted in Liberec, Czech Republic from July 2-7.

First-year Vike Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) shot 8-over 79 in round three to place eighth overall. Tomie is currently five strokes behind seventh place UBC Thunderbird Stephanie Wong.

Also competing for the Vikes was second-year Vike Victoria Kondrak (Victoria, BC), who finished 18th after a third round score of 14-over 85. Individually-entered Vike Michaela Misener (Stanhope, PEI) missed the cut for Friday’s final round but finished 30-over 243.

With the second place finish, the Vikes women will compete in the Canadian championship final round on Jun 1. The Vikes will begin with their first tee off at 7:30 a.m. with Kondrak and will follow with Tomie at 7:40 a.m., Herkel at 7:50 a.m. and Woodland at 8:00 a.m., all off the first hole.

Canadian championship awards presentations, including All-Canadians and the 2012 coach of the year, will be presented immediately after the final group, approximately 2:30 p.m. PST.

2 Victoria 232-226-224: 682 (+37)
T-2 Megan Woodland 77-73-74: 221 (+8)
5 Alyssa Herkel 77-75-74: 226 (+13)
8 Brynn Tomie 78-78-79: 235 (+22)
18 Victoria Kondrak 83-87-85: 255 (+42)