Lawren Rowe

Lawren Rowe

Rowe continues strong season, leads Vikes to victory in San Marcos

Saanich's Lawren Rowe led the UVic Vikes men's golf team to third championship of season, Rowe wins individual title at CSUSM Fall Classic

Lawren Rowe led the UVic Vikes men’s golf team to a their third championship of the season on Tuesday, with Rowe winning the individual title to at the CSUSM Fall Classic in San Marcos, Calif.

After registering a four-under-par 67 in his first round on Monday, Rowe shot par two rounds in a row to secure the individual title. In a tough tournament that saw a number of high scores, the third-year Vike finished eight strokes ahead of the next-best competitor, CSUEB’s Adam Stone at four-over-par.

Rowe’s teammates—Bruce Tomie and Andrew Funk—also finished in the top-20. Tomie finished the tournament tied for 10th at 12-over-par while Funk finished tied for 13th at 13-over-par.

Mike Griffin and rookie Jacob Hayes rounded out the group in a tie for 39th at 21-over-par and a tie for 44th at 23-over-par, respectively.

The women’s team moved up from eighth to sixth between Day 1 and Day 2, as Laura Ferreira and Hannah Diamond both put up rounds of 76 on the final day.

Ferreira tied for 23rd on the women’s side after shooting 160 through two rounds. Teammate Quinn Fitzgerald also shot 160 at the tournament, tying her for second on the team leaderboard behind Hanna Diamond at 159.

Nicole Gargarella and Rhiannon Jones rounded out the group in a tie for 37th and 40th, respectively. Full results for the men can be found here while full results for the women are here1 – VICTORIA VIKES (290-299-297: 886) 1- Lawren Rowe (67-71-71: 209) T10 Bruce Tomie (75-74-76: 225) T13 – Andrew Funk (70-75-81: 226) T39 – Mike Griffin (78-81-75: 234)T44 – Jacob Hayes (82-79-75: 236) 6 – VICTORIA VIKES (324-316: 640)T20 – Hannah Diamond (86-84:170)T23 – Laura Ferreira (84-76:160)T23 – Quinn Fitzgerald (77-83:160)T37 – Nicole Gargarella (85-81:166)T40 – Rhiannon Jones (80-87:167)