By Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications
(ISN) – VICTORIA – It was a successful final round for the University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf team who finished seventh overall in the Battle at Primm, hosted at the Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada, Mar. 24. The Vikes men jumped two spots up from their previous two rounds to end the event with a 10-under, 874 score.
Third year Alex Cartwright was the lead scorer for Victoria, shooting 70 in the final round to place 11thindividually. The Alberta native carded a 3-under, 213 score at the end of three rounds.
Three other Vikes outscored their previous two rounds on Tuesday. First year Lawren Rowe was the next lowest scoring Vike after Cartwright, shooting 69 in the final round to place 15th individually. Fellow rookie Mike Griffin carded 71 in Round 3 to total 218 at the end of the day. Matthew Broughtonimproved in his final round, shooting 71 to finish with a score of 233, while Sean Hay finished with a three-round score of 235 (81-77-77).
Oklahoma was the dominant team, finishing the Battle with 29-under, 835. San Marcos (856) and UBC (857) were second and third, respectively. In individual standings, Oklahoma saw three of its athletes sweep the Top-3 spots as Anthony Marchesani and Jamie Warman both finished with a 10-under, 206 score.
The climb continues for the Vikes, who will compete in the regional conference Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Championship hosted at the Club at Colony Creek in Texas, Apr. 27-28.
7 – Victoria 297-296-281 : 874 (+10)
T8 – Alex Cartwright 70-73-70 : 213 (-3)
T13 – Lawren Rowe 71-74-69 : 214 (-2)
T26 – Mike Griffin 75-72-71 : 218 (+2)
T77 – Matthew Broughton 82-80-71 : 233 (+17)
81 – Sean Hay 81-77-77 : 235 (+19)