Vikes men and women in good position heading into Day 3 at nationals
The University of Victoria Vikes men's golf team bounced back from a tough Day 1 to move from ninth to third while the women's team sits fifth after Day 2 at the Canadian University/College Golf Championship at Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville, B.C.
Lawren Rowe followed up his 71 from Day 1 with a three-under-par 69 to help lead the Vikes men to a combined three-over-par 291 on Wednesday. Rowe currently sits second place at the tournament at 140. Only UBC scored better than the Vikes on the day, as the defending champions remained in first place with an eight-under-par 280.
Veteran Alex Cartwright was after Rowe with a 73, followed by individual entry Jake Hamilton (74), Bruce Tomie (75) and Andrew Funk, who bounced back from his 79 on Day 1 to card a 74. Mike Griffin rounded out the team with an 83.
After carving out a place in second after Day 1 with a 20-over-par 236, the women's team had a tougher time on Wednesday, shooting a combined 248 to slip to fifth. The Vikes are now 22 strokes back of the leaders in UBC, who shot 225 and own a combined 462.
Quinn Fitzgerald continued to impress for the Vikes, carding an 81 to give her a score of 157 so far and the sole possession of sixth place. Cadence Hellmann shaved six shots off her Day 1 score with an 81 while Laura Ferreira and Michaela Abey shot 91 and 86, respectively.