Woodland earns third place finish at Grand Canyon Invitational

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By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications

September 26, 2012, VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team wrapped up the Sept. 23-25 Grand Canyon Women’s Fall Invitational in Litchfield Park, Arizona at seventh place on the leader board. 2012 NAIA and AII champion Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) played her final eighteen at 1-under-par, carding a 71 and finishing the tournament in third place.

Hosted at the Wigwam Golf Course in Arizona on the Heritage Red course, the par-72 tournament saw the Vikes shoot a team score of 620 after two rounds of 310.

Second-year Emily Nicol (Kelowna, BC) finished the Invitational tied for 22nd with a second round score of 79. Fellow sophomore Michaela Abey (Abbotsford, BC) also shot a 79 on the final eighteen and tied for a 34th place finish while teammate Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) shot an 81 in her second round, finishing tied for 43rd. Also in her second year, Cari Chow (Victoria, BC), shot an 84 and finished 74th.

“Megan played phenomenal and it was a strong Division 2 field,” said head coach of the Vikes women’s golf team, Bryan Carbery. “Megan started the year off like she ended it last year and we had two good team scores for both days. It was a solid start and there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that we can play better.”

Next up for the Vikes women is the St. Martin’s Invitational Oct. 4-6 in Olympia, Washington.

7 Victoria

3 Megan Woodland (145)

T-22 Emily Nicol (155)

T-34 Michaela Abey (159)

T-43 Brynn Tomie (161)

74 Cari Chow (173)

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