Woodland number one after first round of St. Martin’s Invitational

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By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications

October 5, 2012, VICTORIA, B.C. – In day one competition of the St. Martin’s Invitational in Olympia, Washington, Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) led the Vikes women’s golf team to second place on the team leaderboard with an individual score of 77.

Earning four birdies on the par-73 Olympia Golf and Country Club, Woodland will enter the second round of play at the top of the individual leaderboard. Also in the top-20 is Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS), who shot an 82 in her first round and is currently tied for seventh. Tied for thirteenth is Michaela Misener (Stanhope, PEI), carding an 84 after the first eighteen. Rounding out the Vikes contingent is Shannon Raina (Calgary, AB) and Michaela Abey (Abbotsford, B.C.), who sit tied for 31st and 33rd, respectively, after shooting a 92 and a 93.

The Vikes are currently 8 shots ahead of Canadian rivals the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds while 9 shots behind first place team Carleton State.

“All things considered the girls played great. The golf course was playing really tough and the greens were fast,” said Bryan Carbery, head coach of the women’s golf team. “Megan was unbelievable. She bounced back after being 6-over after the first six holes and came back to shoot 4-over.

The final round of the St. Martin’s Invitational will be played tomorrow, Oct. 6.

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