By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s golf team finished fourth overall following their final round of the AII Conference Championship hosted at the Club at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas from Apr. 27-28. First-year Vike Brianna Carrels improved her opening round score by one shot to finish with a 72 today and a two-round score of 145. Carrels finished tied for third overall, while the Vikes finished with a team score of 621.
“The conditions were windy today and the course was a lot more difficult,” described Vikes head coachJustin Clews. “Brianna’s play was really strong today and a couple of the girls had a some big scores on a few holes but for the most part they hit it prretty solid. It was great to see both Laura and Shannon shoot in the 70’s this week. They have improved a lot and now their expectations are to always shoot in the 70’s.”
Veteran Vike Michaela Abey was consisten this week shooting 76 yesterday and a 77 today to finish with a 153 and tied for 13th overall. Laura Ferreira shot 85 today to finish with 161 and 19th overall, while Cari Chow (165) and Shannon Raina (166) finished 20th and 21st, respectively.
The UBC Thunderbirds took first place in the team standings with a team score of 586 and a round two score of 298. T-Bird Winnie Hyun shot 70 today to finish second overall with a score of 144, while CSU-San Marcos’ Vanessa Chap took top individual honours after finished with a 143. Carrels tied Christina Trujillo of CSU-San Marcos for third with a 145.
“The teams that beat us this week were ranked higher than us,” added Clews. “Now it comes down to our consistency over the year as to whether or not we will qualify for NAIA nationals.”
Team rankings and average scores will be factors for the Vikes women. Should they qualify the NAIA National Championship will be hosted at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Georgia from May 19-22.
4 – Victoria (304-317 : 621)
T3 Brianna Carrels (73-72 : 145)
T13 Michaela Abey (76:77 – 153)
19 Laura Ferreira (76-85 : 161)
20 Cari Chow (82-83 : 165)
21 Shannon Raina (79-87 : 166)