Vikes struggle with weather conditions in round one of NAIA Championship

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

May 22, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria women’s golf team are currently in 17th place after round one at the NAIA women’s golf championship hosted at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.

The four-round tournament got off to a rough start with high winds playing a big part in the scores on day one.

The Vikes combined for a score of 38-over 326, while Embry-Riddle lead the way with a team score of 13-over 301. Defending NAIA individual champion Megan Woodlandleads the Vikes after a 7-over 79 finish, leaving her tied for 34th overall. Two strokes behind Woodland was Brynn Tomie, who shot 9-over 81 and was tied for 57th.

Vikes Michaela Misener and Emily Nicol finished at 11-over 83 to tie for 80th place, while Michaela Abey shot 12-over 84.

Embry-Riddle’s Heather Wiquist holds her team in the top seed after a 2-under 70 round-one score. Ten others finished 3-over 75 to tie for second place including UBC Thunderbird Kyle Barros, part of the defending NAIA championship team from 2012. The Birds are currently in fifth place with a 24-over 312 score. Lubbock Christian University are in second place (16-over 304), while Cal State-San Marcos and Oklahoma City University are tied for third (22-over 310).

ROUND 1: TEAM SCORES  /  INDIVIDUAL SCORES  /  LIVE STATS

The Vikes teed off today, May 22, for round two and will continue through until the final day, May 24.

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