By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
October 14, 2013, VICTORIA (ISN) – Weather cooperated for day one of the annual Vikes Shootout hosted at Cordova Bay Golf Course on Oct. 14-15. Third-year Vike Brynn Tomie led the entire field of 33 with a 3-over 74 score, while the Vikes women are currently in first with a team score of 308.
Third-year Michaela Abey was close on the heels of Tomie after finishing her opening round with a score of 4-over 75, tied for second with Corban’s Brooke Spencer. Concordia’s Jennifer Gibbons finished fourth overall with a score of 6-over 77, while Northwest Nazarene’s Sam Miller and Alberta’s Kristyn Kurio tied for fifth 7-over 78.
Currently in first place with a 14-stroke lead, the Vikes women’s golf team had strong contributions from Emily Nicol, currently tied for seventh, Cari Chow, tied for 11th andLaura Ferreira, tied for 16th. Nicol impressed with an 8-over 79 score, to tie four others to round out the day’s top-10 list.
Competing for the Vikes as individuals were Cassandra Paynter, who shot 9-over 80 to tie Chow and two others for 11th, as well as Cadence Hellman and Shannon Raina. Hellman was 14-over 85 and Raina shot 19-over 90 throughout round one.
The Vikes Shootout included six other teams including the Concordia Cavaliers from Portland, Northwest Nazarene, Alberta, Lethbridge, Calgary and Simon Fraser. The Cavaliers are currently in second place in the team standings, while (322), while Northwest Nazarene sit one stroke back for third (323).
The Vikes look to close out tomorrow’s second and final round with their eyes on their third-straight Vikes Shootout team title, while a first-place finish individual will be the third-straight individual title for the Vikes women. Fifth-year Megan Woodland is currently the two-time defending champion but is not competing in this year’s event.
Oct. 15 tee times are set for 8:00-9:40 a.m. with leaders having the later start, while the event is expected to wrap up around 2:00 p.m.
1 – Victoria – 308
1 – Brynn Tomie – 74 (+3)
T2 – Michaela Abey – 75 (+4)
T7 – Emily Nicol – 79 (+8)
T11 – Cari Chow – 80 (+9)
T16 – Laura Ferreira – 83 (+12)
T11 – Cassandra Paynter – 80 (+9)
T22 – Cadence Hellmann – 85 (+14)
T29 – Shannon Raina – 90 (+19)