By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications
March 26, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – In the first round of the 2013 Primm Battle, hosted by Grandview University at the Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada, University of Victoria Vikes rookie golfer Sean Hay (Victoria, BC) hit a 222-yard shot to make a hole-in-one on the ninth.
The Vikes are currently in 12th place with a combined score of 291, one stroke back of Canadian rivals the University of British Columbia. In the lead is Wayland Baptist University with a team score of 281.
In a field of 90 golfers, Hay is tied for seventh and leads the Vikes with a first round score of 69, at minus three. In the number one spot on the leaderboard is Oklahoma City University’s Anthony Marchesani with a score of 66, at minus 6.
Also competing for the Vikes are Jesse Teron (Red Deer, AB), carding a 73 in his first round, Jamie Cartwright (Canmore, AB) with a 74, Matthew Broughton (Victoria, BC) with a 75, and Alex Cartwright (Canmore, AB) with an 82.
The Vikes will play their second and third rounds of the 7131-yard course tomorrow, Mar. 25.
T7. Sean Hay (69)
T35. Jesse Teron (73)
T43. Jamie Cartwright (74)
T50. Matthew Broughton (75)
T84. Alex Cartwright (82)
UVIC WOMEN’S GOLF
Led by fourth-year Megan Woodland (Victoria, BC), currently in second place, the University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team is tied for third after round one of the Battle at Primm with their combined score of 308.
In a field of 46 golfers, Woodland shot an even 72, including five birdies, to place second after the first round of play at the Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada. Currently sitting at first place on the leaderboard is Wayland Baptist University golfer Morgan Matchett with 68.
The Vikes are tied with CSU-San Marcos for third, sitting three strokes back of local varsity competition the University of British Columbia and seven back of first-place Wayland Baptist University.
Also representing the Vikes in the top-20 is Michaela Abey (Abbotsford, B.C.) in eighth place with plus four, carding a 76, and Emily Nicol (Kelowna, BC) in 13th with 78, plus six.
Brynn Tomie (Bedford, NS) wrapped up the first 18 with a plus 10, carding 83, while teammates Michaela Misener (Stanhope, PEI) and Shannon Raina (Calgary, AB) finished plus 11 and plus 19, respectively.
The Vikes play the 5938-yard course again tomorrow, Mar. 26, for their second and final round.
VIKES ROUND 1 SCORING
1. Megan Woodland (72, E)
8. Michaela Abey (76, +4)
13. Emily Nicol (78, +6)
22. Brynn Tomie (82, +10)
26. Michaela Misener (83, +11)
36. Shannon Raina (91, +19)