Tomie takes lead, sparks Vikes into first after round two

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

May 29, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team took no prisoners in round two of the Canadian University/College golf championship, hosted May 29-31 at Val des Lacs Golf Club in Ste-Sophie, Que.

Brynn Tomie and Megan Woodland are currently the one-two punch that puts the Vikes on top of the leader board with an overall score of 22-over 448, six strokes ahead of the second-place Montreal Carabins.

Following an impressive first round, the Vikes continued their dominance with a second-round performance of 9-over 222, a four-stroke improvement from yesterday. The Vikes have a six stroke cushion over the Carabins and a 20-stroke gap over recent NAIA national champions and last year’s Canadian champions, the UBC Thunderbirds.

Third-year Nova Scotia native Brynn Tomie has been a boost for the women’s team, as she improved in round two to shoot 1-over 72 for an overall score of 4-over 146. Tomie takes the lead on the individual board, while team mate and last year’s runner-up Megan Woodland is in a close second at 5-over 147. Woodland shot 4-over 75 in round two and holds a one stroke lead over third-place Montreal Carabins’ golfer Sabrina Sapone.

“The girls are just lighting it up in round two,” said Vikes head coach Bryan Carbery. “They are currently 20 strokes over UBC and Brynn, Megan and Emily [Nicol] all shot 76 and under. The course was really, really wet and given the terrible conditions, I have to say the girls have played the best I’ve seen for this season.”

Tomie shot par on 14 of 18 holes and tallied two birdies on day two. Woodland struggled to score below par but was consistent with 14 pars in her second round.

Also cracking the top-10 was second year Emily Nicol, who finished day two with a score of 5-over 76, a five-stroke improvement from day one, good for eighth palce. Nicol was able to find three birdies on the day to improve overall to 13-over 155. Nicol is one place back from 2012 Canadian University/College golf champion Devon Rizzo (12-over 154) from Waterloo.



Michaela Abey is currently tied for 21st after shooting 12-over 83 in her second round, while Michaela Misener is in 23rd after a 12-over 83 performance.

The Vikes women will continue the four-round tournament until Friday, May 31.

1st – Victoria 226-222: 448 (+22)

1 Brynn Tomie 74-72: 146 (+4)

2 Megan Woodland 72-75: 147 (+5)

8 Emily Nicol 80-75: 155 (+13)

T-21 Michaela Abey 80-83: 163 (+21)

22 Michaela Misener 81-83: 164 (+22)