Abey leads field of 43 as Vikes in first after opening rounds

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By Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications

(ISN) – VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team completed Round 1 of the Corban Spring Invitational hosted at Creekside Golf Course, Mar. 9-10 in Salem, Ore. After two rounds Victoria is currently in first place in the team standings after carding 49-over par 625, while fourth-year Vike Michaela Abey leads the entire field after shooting a 69 and 79 in her opening two rounds.

 

The Vikes were challenged on a shorter, 6,887-yard course and 36 holes that had a slight frost delay in the morning.

Condordia’s Kelsey Whiles was third overall in individual scores with a 10-over par 154 score, while Concordia are also second with a 58-over par 634 team score. Simpson’s Christina Phillips is currently behind Whiles with 157 two-round score while in team standings, Simpsons scored 83-over par for 659.

Cari Chow was the next highest Vike, individually, shooting 80-73 to total a score of 153, while third year Shannon Raina improved in the second round shooting 77 to nab 158 after two rounds. Emily Nicol recorded 168 to finish 14th and second year Cadence Hellmann carded 169 to finish 15th overall. The Vikes finished the day 27 over par.

“I felt that this was an event where the Vikes could come out with victories,” said Justin Clews, Vikes golf head coach. “Concordia was definitely our strongest competition this week.”

Hosts Corban finished eighth in the team standings with 744, while individually Carrie Wallace shot 77-92 for a 25-over par 169 score.

The Vikes will hit the course again tomorrow, Mar. 10, for their third and final round, while they will have a quick turn around for their next competition, the Battle at Primm on Mar. 23-25 at the Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada.

1 – Victoria 315-310 : 625 (+41)
1 – Michaela Abey 69-79 : 148 (+4)
T7 – Cari Chow 80-73 : 153 (+9)
T11 – Shannon Raina 81-77 : 158 (+14)
T24 – Emily Nicol 85-83 : 168 (+24)
T29 – Cadence Hellmann 88-81 : 169 (+25)

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