VICTORIA – A solid effort from the UVic Vikes women’s golf team saw them finish fifth overall in their first tournament of the 2017-18 season.


The Vikes showed great consistency throughout the tournament in recording rounds of 340 and 347 as a team, good enough for fifth place and 13 shots behind the fourth place team from the host Saint Martin’s University.

Cadence Hellmann was the top finisher for the Vikes, putting up rounds of 81 and 82 for a two-day total of 163 and a spot in eight place. Nicole Gargarella was up next in 17th place followed closely by Rhiannon Jones and Hannah Diamond who finished in 23rd and 35th places.

The Vikes won’t have to wait long to get their chance to improve on their fifth place finish; they are competing at the Western Washington Invitational in Bellingham, Wash. on Oct. 9-10.

5th – VICTORIA (340-347: 687)
8 – Cadence Hellmann (81-82: 163)
T17 – Nicole Gargarella (86-86: 172)
T23 – Rhiannon Jones (87-86: 173)
35 – Hannah Diamond (87-92: 179)