By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
October 23, 2012, VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s golf teams captured the team titles at the Victoria-hosted Vikes Shootout following their final rounds on Tuesday at Cordova Bay Golf Course.
The Vikes were led by defending champion Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC) who had a plus-one second-round performance to lift the Vikes to victory with a team score of 625. The Men were led by first-year Matthew Broughton (Victoria, BC) who shot even-par to help the men total 879, good for first first place.
The Vikes women defended their Vikes Shootout crown after Woodland shot a 75 in round one and 73 in round two to finish on the leader board tied with Concordia’s Sunny Powers. Powers shot a par-72 in round two to send both to a sudden death playoff. Woodland was faced with a flash back to her 2012 Canadian University national championship playoff run with Waterloo’s Devon Rizzo, who defeated her after three holes. Powers birdied on the first hole to take the individual honours for this year’s Vikes Shootout.
“The girls had a really solid last round,” said Vikes golf head coach Bryan Carbery. “The women were in the low 300’s, which is where we want to be. It was such a great women’s team score on a great course, here at Cordova Bay.”
Rounding out the scores for UVic was Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) who bounced back from shooting 80 in round one to finish 3-over-par, 75 and tied for third place overall. Emily Nicol (Kelowna, BC) shot 83 in round two to finish tied for fifth, while Michaela Abey (Abbotsford, B.C.) cracked the top-20 with a final score of 166. Shannon Raina (Calgary, AB) finished with a 170, for 24th, while rookie Allison Lee (Victoria, BC) who was entered as an individual, tied Tomie for third.
For the men, Concordia’s Jed Dalton shot the lights out with a 72 in round one and two rounds of 67 to finish at 7-under par, 10 strokes ahead of the second-place finishers.
The Vikes men still prevailed in the team standings as rookie Broughton shot a 71 in his final round to finish 4-over-par, tied for second place. Samuel Holland (New Minas, NS) shot a 74 in round 3 to finish in sixth place, while Jesse Teron (Red Deer, AB) tied for seventh with a final score of 8-over-par, 222. Also competing for hte Vikes was James Holland (New Minas, NS) who tied for 12th (10-over-par, 223) and Alex Cartwright (Canmore, AB) who finished in 14th (11-over-par, 224).
“We had our young guys really step up today,” said Carbery about the Vikes men’s first Vikes Shootout win. “We were all in the low 70’s and it was definitely a really good way to finish the fall season.”
Both teams will wrap up their fall schedule with this tournament and re-group for their next tournament at the University of Houston in Feb. 2013.