Sept 19, 2014 (ISN) – VICTORIA, B.C. – Day one of the Saint Martin’s Invitational men’s golf tournament is
in the books and after the opening two rounds the University of Victoria Vikes are
currently seventh in the pack. The event is hosted at Olympia Golf and Country Club
and the final 18 holes will be played tomorrow, Sept. 20.
As a group the Vikes are in the middle of the pack, seventh out of 14 teams. The
Vikes shot 15-over 583 (289-294), while Western Washington destroyed the field with
a 14-under 554 (282-272) score. Simon Fraser University are in second with 9-under
559, while UBC are in third at 4-under 564.
First-year Vike Lauren Rowe continues to impress after last weekend’s successful
WolfPack Invitational performance. Rowe was the top Vike after the opening 36 holes
shooting 2-under 140 (68-72) to sit tied for eighth. The field of 76 golfers is led
by current leaders Chris Crisologo of Simon Fraser University and Anthony Allen of
Western Washington. Both shot 6-under 136 to sit tied for first. Western Washington
swept third and fourth position with Mark Strickland finishing 5-under 137, while
Chris Hatch finished 4-under 138, providing the foundation for Western Washington’s
current team lead.
Fellow Vikes rookie Andrew Funk
finished tied for 23rd after shooting 71 and 74 for a two-round total of 3-over 145.
Alex Cartwright is in 32nd after
shooting 6-over 148 (73-75) and Mike Griffin is currently tied for 47th. Second-year
Vike Bruce Tomie sits tied for 54th
after an 11-over 153 score.
The Vikes men will look to regroup for tomorrow’s final round of 18 holes. Up next
the Vikes will head to Portland, Oregon for the Cavalier Classic, Oct. 5-7.