Vikes men take tenth at Canadian University/College Championship

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

May 31, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team finished 10th at the 2013 Canadian University/College golf championship, hosted May 28-31 at Val des Lacs Golf Club in Ste-Sophie, Que.

The Vikes men were the last team to qualify for the final round and finished 73-over 1209 overall with Vike Jesse Teron leading the team with a 23rd-place finish.

The Vikes were 18-over 302 in their final round after Teron and Jamie Cartwright had their best scores of the tournament. Teron was 1-under 70 on day four, carding four birdies and going par on 12 holes. Teron was the top finisher for the Vikes at 23rd with a final score of 12-over 296. Meanwhile, Jamie Cartwright was 5-over 76 in round four after earning three birdies on the day and going par on seven holes on the back nine. Cartwright finished tied for 56th with an overall score of 31-over 315.

“The boys did well this weekend, especially considering since we are such a young team,” said Vikes head coach Bryan Carbery, who retires from the Vikes program after this tournament. “We have a lot of room to grow on this team and this was a good opportunity for them to get a taste of the competition level that Canada has. I look forward to seeing them improve over the next couple of years.”

Matthew Broughton was 9-over 80 in his final round to finish tied for 42nd with a final score of 20-over 304. Alex Cartwright was consistent the entire tournament carding a 6-over-77 in three of his four rounds to finish in 45th with a final score of 22-over 306.

Carson Kallis, last year’s NAIA and A.I.I. champion, finished tied for 48th after a 8-over 79 performance on Friday. Kallis was 24-over 308 after four rounds.

This is Carbery’s last appearance at the Canadian University/College championship, as the Vikes head coach of 15 years will be returning home to begin his retirement.

To top off his career, Carbery was named the women’s Coach of the Year for 2013, an award named after Victoria’s Margaret Todd. To date, Todd has contributed the largest, single donation to a women’s university golf program in Canada.

“This is a special year and a special award for me,” added Carbery. “I knew and grew up playing golf around Margaret Todd. She donated $100,000 to use as a scholarship money the Vikes women’s golf program and to have the Coach of the Year award named after her and be given to me this year is truly a special honour. It’s just perfect.”

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The superlatives were undoubtedly rolling off the tongue of coach Carbery, who will return to Victoria to begin his retirement from head coaching the Vikes golf program. At the helm of the Vikes golf program, Carbery has led the men’s and women’s teams to several titles and be a direct influence for many individual champions and stand outs such Christina Spence-Proteau and Anne Balser, as well as current Vikes Carson Kallis and Megan Woodland.

The Vikes will look forward to honouring and celebrating coach Carbery’s success with the Vikes golf program later this year

10th Victoria 304-302-301-302: 1209 (+73)

23 Jesse Teron 76-75-75-70: 296 (+12)

T-42 Matthew Broughton 76-75-73-80: 304 (+20)

45 Alex Cartwright 77-75-77-77: 306 (+22)

T-48 Carson Kallis 75-78-76-79: 308 (+24)

T-56 Jamie Cartwright 78-77-84-76: 315 (+31)

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