By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
May 1, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team finished in third place at the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference championship at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas.
Following two rounds of play, the Vikes women carded a team score of 615 with a round two team score of 310.
Senior Megan Woodland bounced back to better her round one score by seven strokes to finish tied for ninth with a score of 5-over par, 149 (78-71). Team mate Brynn Tomie, who led the Vikes on opening day, shot 4-over 76 to tie Woodland for ninth and pick up a final score of 5-over 149 (73-76).
The UBC Thunderbirds were outstanding at the A.I.I. championship, finishing one, two and three in the individual standings and sweeping the top of the board with a team score of 576 (287-289). The T-Birds were led by individual winner Reagan Wilson, who was 5-under par, 139 (68-71) in the tournament – an impressive six strokes ahead of team mate Haley Cameron (145, +1).
“UBC was shooting division one scores this week and it was tough to match that,” said Vikes head coach Bryan Carbery. “We had a good performance from Megan and Brynn today and our team was below our season average which looks good for nationals coming up.”
The Vikes women finished third overall with a team score of 615 (+39) behind California State- San Marcos (589, +13).
Second-year Michaela Misener who had a strong first round finished in 14th place (156, +12), while Michaela Abey (162, +18) finished tied in 17th and Emily Nicol (164, +20) was just behind her in 19th place.
With UBC picking up the only secure berth to the NAIA national championship, May 21-24, the Vikes will rely on their current NAIA national ranking of 12th to qualify.