Vikes teams in top five after cut at Canadian University/College Golf Championship
By David Conlin, Vikes Communications
VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes men and women hold down fourth and fifth, respectively, heading into the fourth and final day of the Canadian University/College Golf Championship at Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville, B.C.
Strong finishes on the day from Queen’s and Fraser Valley helped push the Vikes men out of second place and the team now sits five strokes back of the second-place Gaels. The UBC Thunderbirds continued to dominate on Day 3, coming in at two-under-par to increase their lead on the men’s side to 43 strokes.
Lawren Rowe remained a bright spot for the Vikes at the tournament, carding a one-under-par 71 to move into a tie for second place with UBC’s Jack Wood. Rowe and Wood enter the final day four strokes back of leader and Thunderbird Scott Secord.
Alex Cartwright followed Rowe with a two-over-par 74. The veteran, playing in his final event with the program, has been particularly solid over the last two days, making par or better on 30 of his last 36 holes. Bruce Tomie (76), Andrew Funk (77), Michael Griffin (79) and Jake Hamilton (79) rounded out the Vikes men.
Hamilton, competing as an individual, performed well all week but missed the cut. He finished the tournament with a combined score of 229 through three rounds.
Quinn Fitzgerald continued to put in work for the Vikes on the women’s side, and will enter the final day 12 strokes back of the lead in eighth. She carded a 10-over-par 82 on Day 3 and leads the Vikes with a combined score of 239.
The top score of the day for the women came from Michaela Abey, who turned in her best score of the tournament—a six-over-par 78. The Abbotsford, B.C., product registered a pair of birdies on the back nine to help her cause. Cadence Hellmann, who turned in her second straight 81, and Laura Ferreira (82) rounded out the Vikes.
The competition opened with 20 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams from across the nation vying for team and individual honours. With the conclusion of the third round, the field has now been reduced to the top 10 men’s teams and the top six women’s teams, in addition to any individuals within 15 shots of the lead.
The final round of competition will see both the men’s and women’s sides begin the day at 7:30 a.m. off split tees. Additional information regarding the championship, including pairings and up-to-date scoring can be found here.
|1||University of British Columbia Thunderbirds||8:10 AM||-20||278||280||286||844|
|2||Queen’s University Gaels||8:10 AM||+23||298||294||295||887|
|3||University of Fraser Valley Cascades||8:10 AM||+27||300||301||290||891|
|4||University of Victoria Vikes||7:30 AM *||+28||303||291||298||892|
|5||Niagara College Knights||7:30 AM *||+36||301||300||299||900|
|6||Camosun College Chargers||7:30 AM *||+40||298||308||298||904|
|7||University of Waterloo Warriors||8:30 AM *||+48||301||309||302||912|
|8||Concordia University Stingers||8:40 AM *||+49||302||302||309||913|
|T9||University of Alberta Golden Bears||8:40 AM *||+53||318||304||295||917|