By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications
September 19, 2012, VICTORIA – After three rounds of play in the two-day Northwest Christian Invitational the University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team finished in second place with a combined score of 913, 49 over par.
The UVic men were just three strokes shy of first with Concordia University sitting at 910.
Playing the 6706 yard par-72 course at Springfield Country Club three times in two days, the Vikes saw improvement in the final round with their score of 298, the only team to break 300. The best individual results for the Vikes came from first years Jamie Cartwright (Canmore, AB) and Jesse Teron (Red Deer, AB) as they finished the tournament in a three-way tie for fifth. Both freshmen carded scores of 74 in their final rounds and were 12 over par overall. Teammate Matthew Broughton (Victoria, BC) shot a 76 in his last eighteen and tied for eleventh place. Second-year James Holland (New Minas, NS) finished plus 17 with a total score of 233 with Alex Cartwright (Canmore, AB) one stroke back at fourteenth place with a plus 18.
Bryan Carbery, head coach of the Vikes men’s golf program was pleased with the turnaround, “It’s a good start to the season, the guys were able to come back and play better today. We still have a long way to go but it was a good first tournament.”
The Vikes play again Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 when they travel to Salem, Ore. for the NAIA Men’s National Preview event.