By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
October 7, 2013, VICTORIA (ISN) – Fourth-year captain Brynn Tomie helped the University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team place fifth overall at the Saint Martin’s Invitational last week, Oct. 5 at Tumwater Valley Golf Club in Washington.
The Vikes finished with a two-round score of 655, two strokes back of hosts and fourth-place finishers Saint Martin’s University.
Tomie was the lone Vike to crack the top-10, finishing eighth after first and second round scores of 80 and 77, respectively. The Vikes team shot 333 on the opening day and bettered their score to 322 the following day to grab a two-stroke advantage over sixth-placed Concordia University.
Tied for 14th was Vike Cari Chow who improved her round one score of 82 to 79 to finish 161 on the par 72 course. Shannon Raina finished tied for 26th after consistent scores of 84 on both days, while newcomers Laura Ferreira and Cassandra Paynter finished tied for 28th and 33rd, respectively.
Overall, the powerhouse UBC Thunderbirds grabbed first place by a margin of three strokes after the team finished with round one and two scores of 308 and 316 and had four golfers place in the top-10. Despite the impressive finish by the T-Birds it was the University of Hawaii-Hilo’s Kristen Sawada who took the top individual honours after improving her round one score of 76 to 74 on the final day to finished first overall with a score of 150.
Second place went to Samantha Miller who shot 74-78 for a total of 152 despite her school, Northwest Nazarene, finished seventh overall.
Up next the Vikes women’s golf team are competing at the Vikings Invitational, Oct. 7-8, hosted by Western Washington University.
- 5 – Victoria (333 – 322 : 655)
- 8 Brynn Tomie (80 – 77 : 157)
- T-14 Cari Chow (82 – 79 : 161)
- T-26 Shannon Raina (84 – 84 : 168)
- T-28 Laura Ferreira (87 – 82 : 169)
- T-33 Cassandra Paynter (92 – 85 : 177)