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PREVIEW: Heat women head to Victoria for Vikes Shootout

PREVIEW: Heat women head to Victoria for Vikes Shootout

VICTORIA One final road trip this weekend for the Heat women's golf team as they travel to Victoria for the Vikes Shootout on Monday and Tuesday at Cordova Bay Golf Club.

Coming off a fifth-place finish last weekend in the Canada West Championship, the women will look to finish their fall schedule strong on Vancouver Island.

Finishing last weekend at 494 (+62) for the two days, the women were just five shots back of fourth spot and 17 shots out of a medal postition. 

The same five individuals that have started both tournaments so far will suit up once again in hopes of building some momentum going into the spring.

Samantha Copeland led the way individually last weekend as she finished just two shots outside the top-1o following rounds of 81 and 79 (+16). Kayleigh Trowman also impressed at the Bear as an opening round 79 was her lowest so far this season and would finish in 16th spot individually. McKenna Lesiuk, Rebecca Reitsma and Chloe Sies all had scores count last weekend and round out an extremely deep Heat lineup.

Field watch:

Four girls' teams will tee it up on Monday at Cordova Bay including the reigning silver and bronze medalists in the UVIC Vikes and Fraser Valley Cascades. Calgary will also field women's squads this weekend.

About Cordova Bay Golf Club: 

The parkland-style championship course should test the players this weekend as its nearly 6800 yards from the back tees. Cordova features five par-threes, including the sixth hole which could be one of the toughest par-three in the province at 230 yards. Another hole that will play a key part in the tournament is the reachable par-five 18th that is a great risk-reward hole to finish.