By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
April 29, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team are currently in third place after the first round at the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference championship.
The two-round tournament is being hosted Apr. 29-30 at the Club at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas.
Leading the Vikes with a fifth-place finish in her first round is third year Brynn Tomie (73, +1), who was five strokes back of the tournament leader Reagan Wilson, from UBC. Wilson shot 68 (-4) on the par-72 course. The Thunderbirds are currently in first place with a team score of 287 (-1).
“The Thunderbirds just scored one of the lowest NAIA team scores ever and really had a great first round,” said Vikes head coach Bryan Carbery. “For us, it was great to see Michaela Misener and Brynn Tomie have strong rounds today. The rest of our group had some challenges and will need to be in the low 70’s tomorrow.”
As a team, the Vikes women sit in third place with a team score of 325 (+17). Cal State-San Marcos are in second (293, +5), while the University of Houston Victoria are in fourth (325, +37).
With only the individual winner and the top team earning a guaranteed berth to the NAIA national championship, May 21-24 in Lincoln, Nebraska, tomorrow’s final round will be a big push for the Vikes women. Defending A.I.I. champions, the UBC Thunderbirds, are in good standing with Wilson and Stephanie Wong locking in the one-two spots currently, while their remaining three competitors also finished in the top-10 after round one.