May 21 2014 ISN – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team completed their first round of
the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships, May 20 in Lincoln, Neb., sitting
in 21st place heading into Wednesday after posting a team 337, 49-over score line.
Vikes captain Brynn Tomie finished as the top Victoria player on Tuesday after
carding a 79, 7-over round to finish in a tie for 35th place. Teammates Emily Nicol,
Laura Ferreira and Cari Chow all posted rounds of 86, while Shannon Raina finished
with a first round score of 97.
Defending national champion Oklahoma City picked up where it left off in Lincoln,
closing day one atop the leaderboard at the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf National
Championships. For the second-straight year, the 72-hole stroke play tournament is
being contested at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.
The Stars, who qualified as the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament champion, had
all four of their scoring individuals shoot 78-or-better en route to a 14-over-par
302. Senior Elia Folch, the 2013 national runner-up, led the way for the Stars with
an even-par 72.
Top-ranked SCAD Savannah (Ga.) sits in second place after finishing the day two
strokes behind the Stars with a 16-over-par 304. William Woods (Mo.) (307), Coastal
Georgia (308) and Cumberlands (Ky.) (310) round out the top five after 18 holes.
Junior Bri LaFoca of Northwood (Fla.) paces the 144-player field after recording the
lone under-par round, a 1-under 71. Four players are tied for second place after
carding even-par 72 rounds—Folch, junior Laura Glass of Bethel (Ind.), senior
Christian Liggin of Coastal Georgia and sophomore Daniela Martinez of Northwood
(Texas). Martinez (pictured) had arguably the most exciting moment of the day when
she found the bottom of the cup for a hole-in-one on par-three hole No. 2.
Individually, freshman Candice Lindeque of Cumberlands was the biggest surprise of
the day. The No. 5 golfer for the Patriots carded a career-best 1-over 73 to tie
freshman Cassidy Scantland of Campbellsville (Ky.) and junior Stephanie Wong of
British Columbia for sixth place following day one action. The Boksburg, South
Africa, native, birdied holes No. 5 and No. 14 to shave two strokes off her previous
low round of 75. Lindeque entered the national championship with an average round
score of 82.25.
The start times rotate on day two with Coastal Georgia, Indiana Tech and Brescia
(Ky.) on No. 1 at 7:30 a.m., while Northwood (Fla.), Bethel and Loyola (La.) are on
No. 10 at 7:30 a.m. British Columbia, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and Dakota Wesleyan
(S.D.) begin round two afternoon action at No. 1 at 1:00 p.m. SCAD Savannah,
Victoria (B.C.) and William Penn (Iowa) will lead the afternoon competitors off No.