Carrels in second after opening round at Cougars Fall Classic


By Ali Lee, 

VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria women’s golf team are in fourth place overall after day one at the CSU-San Marcos Cougar Fall Classic hosted Nov. 3-4 at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, Calif. First-year Vike Brianna Carrels is currently tied for second after a round one score of 75.


Carrels earned par on 13 holes to finish 3-over par and tied with Point Loma Nazarene’s Samantha Stockton. Embry-Riddle’s Lauren Kruszewski leads the 39-player field after shooting an even 72 in round one.

“Brianna played like Brianna plays – like a veteran,” said Bryan Carbery, former Vikes head coach who travelled down with the team to help coach. “The course was a bit wet today but Brianna didn’t make a lot of mistakes and was pretty consistent today.”

Point Loma Nazarene are currently first in the team standings with 25-over, 313, while hosts CSU-San Marcos are second with 28-over, 316. The Vikes are in fourth with a team score of 36-over, 324.

Veteran Michaela Abey was the next-best Vike shooting 81 in round one to sit tied for 17th. Cari Chow shot 83, while not far behind her was Shannon Raina with 85.

Emily Nicol rounded out the Vikes team’s scores finishing tied for 35 with a score of 91.

“Point Loma and CSU-San Marcos are good teams and we need to get it down to the 310 score area tomorrow,” added Carbery.

The Vikes will regroup for their second and final round of the Cougar Fall Invitational tomorrow, Nov. 4.

4 – Victoria 324 (+36)
T2 – Brianna Carrels 75 (+3)
T17 – Michaela Abey 81 (+9)
T23 – Cari Chow 83 (+11)
T27 – Shannon Raina 85 (+13)
T35 – Emily Nicol 91 (+19)