Women sit in sixth after first day of play at St. Martin’s Invitational

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 By: James Nielsen, Vikes Communications

October 4, 2013, VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team completed their first round of play in the St. Martin’s Invitational, Oct. 4 in Olympia, Washington.

After one round of play, the women sit in sixth, with fourth-year Brynn Tomie shooting the Vikes best round of the day at plus-8, landing her in a tie for 13th place. The Vikes dealt with foggy conditions and poor visibility on the opening six holes, before clear conditions prevailed for the remainder of the afternoon. 

ROUND 1 INDIVIDUAL SCORES: http://govikesgo.com/documents/2013/10/4/RD1PLAY.PDF?id=1064  

ROUND 1 TEAM SCORES: http://govikesgo.com/documents/2013/10/4/RD1TEAM.PDF?id=1066 

ROUND 1 COMBO: http://govikesgo.com/documents/2013/10/4/RD1COMBO.PDF?id=1062 

“The greens were just punched, maybe a week ago,” said Vikes interim coach Justin Clews.  “Our players had problems putting, but we’re only sitting two shots out of fourth place.”

The tournament was the first colliegate tournament experience for Vikes Laura Ferreira and Cassandra Paynter, who shot 87, plus-15 and 92, plus-20, respectively. Clews expects his young players to gain valuable experience from the tournament, regardless of the scores shot.

“It’s good for our players to get a crack at this level of golf,” said Clews. “Hopefully tomorrow we can lea frog Concordia and maybe St. Martin’s.”

The women are coming off a dominant performance at the Cavalier Invitational, winning the team title by 30 strokes. Individually the Vikes impressed as well at the tournament, with Cari Chow, Tomie and Emily Nicol finishing in the top-5 of scoring individually. 

Tee time for tomorrow’s round is set for 10 a.m, PST.