By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

Victoria (ISN) – UVic Vike golfers Megan Woodland, Alyssa Herkel and Brynn Tomie help lead Team Canada to a 10th place overall finish at the World University Golf Championships.

The Canadian University golf team battled through a scattered schedule due to intense storms in Liberec, Czech Republic at the 14th World University Golf Championship, hosted from Jul. 3-6. The Canadian women of five include University of Victoria Vikes women’s golfer Megan Woodland, who led team Canada finishing in 16th place overall.


Woodland, shot her best game in round four with a 2-under par 70 to be the top Canadian in the field. The 2012 NAIA and AII champion shot an overall score of 289. Spain’s Camila Hedberg Bertrand paced the entire competition after carding a 9-under 64 in round four and helping her team to a first place finish.

Also competing for Canada was Waterloo’s Devon Rizzo, who finished 31st overall with a score of 298. Fellow All-Canadian Kylie Barros, of the University of British Columbia, finished in 42nd with a score of 305, while Vikes veteran Alyssa Herkel scored 313 to end her university season in 47th place overall.

Vikes first-year golfer Brynn Tomie finished in 55th with an overall score of 339.

The Canadian team finished 10th overall with Woodland, Rizzo and Barros combining for a team-high score of 587, only four strokes behind hosts, the Czech Republic.