Woodland leads Vikes after three rounds at NAIA championship

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

May 23, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team have dropped to 14th place, tied with Bellevue University, with a score of 95-over 959 (326-310-323) after three rounds of play at the NAIA championship.

Senior Megan Woodland leads the charge after shooting 77 in round three for a combined score of 17-over 233 (79-77-77).

Woodland won the 2012 NAIA championship but has struggled in her opening rounds of this year’s tournament, hosted at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club. High winds have made the already challenging course a tough task for the entire field. Emily Nicol is currently tied for 41st with a total score of 23-over 239 (83-76-80), while Brynn Tomie, who shot an impressive 75 yesterday, is currently tied for 46th with a score of 24-over 240 (81-75-84).

Michaela Misener shot 84 in her third round and is currently tied for 85th with a score of 33-over 249 (83-82-84), while Michaela Abey shot her lowest round so far today at 83. Abey is currently 39-over 255 (94-89-82).

Still in the lead overall is Oklahoma City University’s Jessica Schiele who sits at 1-over 217 (75-68-84), giving Oklahoma City the lead in the team standings with a score of 56-over 920 (310-305-305). Defending NAIA champions and this year’s A.I.I. conference winners, the UBC Thunderbirds, are in second place currently with a score of 66-over 930 (312-308-310).


The Vikes will tee off again tomorrow, May 24, for their fourth and final round of play of the 2013 NAIA women’s golf championship.

T-14 Victoria 326-310-323: 959 (+95)

T-17 Megan Woodland 79-77-77: 156 (+17)

T-41 Emily Nicol 83-76-80: 239 (+23)

T-46 Brynn Tomie 81-75-84: 240 (+24)

T-85 Michaela Misener 83-82-84: 249 (+33)

T-103 Michaela Abey 84-89-82: 255 (+39)