Abey wins Corban Invite as Vikes finish second overall


By Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications

(ISN) – VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team wrapped up the final round of the Corban Spring Invitational, held at the Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore., with a final round score of 327. Following the three-round event the Vikes women finished second (952), five strokes back of first-place finishers Concordia.


Fourth-year Vike Michaela Abey continued where she left off the previous day, maintaining her lead of the field with a 75 to finish first overall and 7-over par 223. Fellow fourth year Cari Chow completed her final round at 78 to total 15-over par 231 to place third overall.

Concordia main significant gains on Day 2 to take first in the team standings with 313 shots in the final round and an end score of 947. Concordia was led by senior Kelsey Whiles, who carded 230, to place second, seven strokes back of Abey.

Third-year Vike Shannon Raina was tied for 10th overall alongside Serina Castillo from Simpson’s, who trailed behind UVic with a team score of 994. Raina shot 88 in the final round, while teammatesCadence Hellmann shot 86 and Emily Nicol carded 90.

The Vikes will head to Nevada in two weeks’ time for their next competition, the Battle at Primm, hosted at the Primm Valley Golf Club, on Mar. 23-25.

2 – Victoria (315-310-327 : 952)
1 – Michaela Abey 69-79-75 : 223 (+7)
3 – Cari Chow 80-73-78 : 231 (+15)
T14 – Shannon Raina 81-77-88 : 246 (+30)
24 – Cadence Hellmann 88-81-86 : 255 (+39)
T28 – Emily Nicol 85-83-90 : 258 (+42)

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