Vikes in fifth following day one of Cougar Invitational

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

February 4, 2013, Victoria, BC – The University of Victoria men’s golf team are currently in fifth place following day one and the first 36 holes of golf at the California State University San Marcos Invitational, hosted at the Shadowridge Country Club Feb. 4-5.

 

Leading the charge is the No. 2-ranked Oklahoma City, 14-over 590 (298-292), followed by hosts and No. 3-ranked CSU San Marcos, 16-over 592 (294-298). The Vikes are fifth with 32-over 608 (312-296).

First-year Jesse Teron (Red Deer, AB) was the lone Vike to crack the top five, finishing day one tied for fourth with a score of 2-over 146 (77-69).

“Jesse has been has had our lowest scoring average all year and just played great today,” said Vikes golf head coach Bryan Carbery about the rookie’s performance. “He keeps getting it done and he is one of those players that just never quits. Today he had four birdies, an eagle and a double bogey. He just makes things happen and you can’t teach that.”

UCLA’s Jake Knapp has grabbed top spot after the first two rounds shooting 9-under 135 (70-65), significantly ahead of second-place CSU-San Marcos golfer Adam Loran who was even with 144 (71-73).

Also competing for the Vikes is veteran Samuel Holland (New Minas, NS), who finished 9-over 153 (75-78) to tie for 25th, while first-year Vike Matthew Broughton (Victoria, BC) shot 10-over 154 (82-72). Tied for 36th was fourth-year James Holland (New Minas, NS) who shot 12-over 156 (79-77), while rookie Sean Hay (Victoria, BC) finished tied for 54th with a score of 18-over 156 (81-810.

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“The team started a little slow in the first round but definitely came storming back in the afternoon,” said Carbery about the team’s performance in their first tournament for 2013. “The boys had the second lowest score for the second round and they will still have 18 more holes tomorrow.”

The Vikes will finish their third and final round of play tomorrow, Feb. 5, at the Shadowridge Country Club.

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