By: James Nielsen, Vikes Communications
October 1, 2013, PORTLAND – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s golf teams entered their first tournament of the season Monday, Sept. 30 in Portland, Oregon. The teams took to the greens at the Cavalier Invitational, with the Vikes women now sitting atop the leaderboard with a 31-shot lead after two rounds, while the men’s team sit in third, two shots back of first-place Spokane C.C., heading into Tuesday’s second day of play.
Sunday saw the players battling adverse weather conditions throughout the first two rounds, with 30 mile-per-hour gusts and 12-degree temperatures testing the players on the opening day. The weather held off in the afternoon, allowing players to shoot lower second rounds.
“Our players played pretty good golf,” said interim head coach Justin Clews. “They played through every type of weather. It was freezing, wet and there were 20-minute downpours.”
UVic’s Cari Chow is tied for first place after two rounds of play, posting a plus-6 through two rounds. Vikes Emily Nicol and Brynn Tomie shot a plus-7 and plus-13 respectively to round out the top-five after the first day of play. Heading into Tuesday, the Vikes hold a 31-shot advantage over second-place Concordia with a plus-50 score. Nicol’s under-par round is her first as a Vike in a collegiate tournament.
In his first tournament as a Vike, Bruce Tomie finished tied for third after two rounds at minus-3, while teammate Jesse Teron shot a minus-1 to finish in eighth place. Overall UVic’s men’s team sits in third place heading into the final day of play.
“I feel confident that they can win,” said Clews. “We had a full qualifier for this tournament, those are our best players playing.”
1 Victoria Women (321-305: 626)
- T-1 Cari Chow (77-73: 150)
- 3 Emily Nicol (81-70: 151)
- 4 Brynn Tomie (78-79: 157)
- T-8 Michaela Abey (85-83: 168)
- 17 Shannon Raina (85-94: 179)
T-3 Victoria Men (295-284: 579, +3)
- T-3 Bruce Tomie (72-69: 141)
- 8 Jesse Teron (70-73: 143)
- T-12 Jamie Cartwright (78-69: 147)
- T-17 Sean Hay (76-73: 149)
- T-19 Alex Cartwright (77-73: 150)