by James Nielsen, Vikes Communications
March 25, 2014 (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team was unable to make ground in their final round, Mar. 25 at the Battle at Primm, finishing the tournament in 16th place against some of the top teams in North America.
Second-year Vike Sean Hay finished his tournament with a third-round 75, 226 overall score, while teammate Alex Cartwright also carded a 75 final round, finishing with 227. In his first tournament since the Vikes Shootout, Matthew Broughton finished in 62nd place with a 77 round, 228 score, while Vikes Jesse Teron and Jamie Cartwright shot rounds of 76, 78, respectively, to round out the Vikes roster.
“How the guys scored today didn’t really mirror how they were hitting,” said Vikes interim head coach Justin Clews. “We knew we were playing in a stronger field, those are some of the hardest teams we’ll face this year.”
Finishing at the top of the pack was Oklahoma City University with a tournament score of 850, while Bellevue’s Nicolas Herrera won in a playoff hole over Oklahoma’s James Marchesani to finish first among individuals.
“None of us are happy with how we finished the tournament today,” said Clews. “We were happy how we hit the ball, but not how we finished. However, we’re not going to reflect negatively to something like this, we’re playing close to home for regionals and I feel like we’ll play well.”
The Vikes next head to the A.I.I. Conference Championships, Apr. 28-29 in Bremerton, Wash.