By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
May 29, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team are in seventh place after their opening round of play the Canadian University/College golf championship, hosted at Val des Lacs Golf Club in Ste-Sophie, Que from May 29-31.
The Vikes shot 20-over 304 and are three strokes back of sixth place McMaster University.
Leading the charge are the UBC Thunderbirds and Laval Rouge et Or, who are tied for first after a round one score of 6-over 430.
The Vikes are led by third year Carson Kallis, who is tied for 22nd after carding 4-over 75 in his opening round. This is Kallis’ first competition for the Vikes in the 2012-13 season, as the former NAIA and A.I.I. champion took the season off to overcome eligibility complications. Kallis remained consistent all day with one birdie on the front nine and earning par on 12 holes.
Matthew Broughton is not far behind Kallis after a 5-over 76 performance, good for 34th place. Also competing for the Vikes are Jesse Teron (1-over 76), Alex Cartwright (6-over 77) and Jamie Cartwright (7-over 78).
Laval’s Ugo Coussaud is the overall leader after round one finishing day one with an even 66. Holland College’s Eric Locke secured second place after a 3-over 69 performance, while UBC’s Conner Kozak finished round one with a 4-over 70.
The Vikes men continue their second round in the afternoon on May 29 and will work through four rounds, one a day, until Friday, May 31.
7 – Victoria 304 (+20)
T-22 Carson Kallis 75 (+4)
T-34 Matthew Broughton 76 (+5)
T43 Jesse Teron 76 (+6)
T43 Alex Cartwright 77 (+6)
T51 Jamie Cartwright 78 (+7)