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The swing life: From a shed in Nepal to City College golf star

Pratima Sherpa drives the ball down the fairway at the Santa Barbara Golf Club for her 18 hole practice game early Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Sherpa is working to become the first pro female golfer from Nepal.

Sarah Maninger, Sports Editor
November 1, 2019
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

She grew up in a maintenance shed behind the third green on the grounds of the Royal Nepal Golf Club in Kathmandu, Nepal. Every day, she watched golfers walk by with their putters and their irons, dreaming of joining them. Her father, who worked at the course as a security guard, saw the way the game int...

17-year-old golfer swings her way to WSC championship in Solvang

City College freshman Alexa Bleth, 17, poses during practice on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Sandpiper Golf Club in Goleta, Calif. Bleth has scored in the top three in eight out of their ten matches this season.

Sarah Maninger, Staff Writer
October 19, 2018
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Golf is a game that requires intense focus and Alexa Bleth, a freshman on the Vaquero’s Women’s Golf Team, has learned that in her first season with the squad. At 17, she is the youngest and only newcomer on a team that has scored in the top three in eight out of their ten matches this season. “This...

The road life doesn’t bother the Lady Vaqueros golf team

Hole 18 at Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Sept. 29, 2018.

Sarah Maninger, Staff Writer
October 12, 2018
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

By the end of the 2018 season, the Santa Barbara City College women’s Golf team will have traveled nearly 2,128 miles to get to and from their tournaments and matches but they don’t mind. The closest college on their schedule this year is College of the Canyons. They host their tournaments in...

Standout SBCC golfer aspires to career in physical therapy

Courtesy art of Michael Nam.

JAX MONTGOMERY, CHANNELS STAFF
April 28, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Golf, Sports

Sophomore Michael Nam found a passion for golf when he first stepped foot on the green as an 8 year old, but the time has come for him to focus on other long-term goals. Nam has performed well in tournaments this season and had the lowest score at Oakmont Country Club earlier this year. He scored a 79, which was a seaso...

SBCC swim and golf team win top state academic award

Photo Illustration of Golfer Carolin Chang and Swimmer Addison Seale.

JACK DAVIES, CHANNELS STAFF
March 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Golf, Women's Swim

The City College women's swim and women's golf teams were both recognized as the top California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) academic teams in their respective sports for the 2015-16 school year. Both teams did very well athletically and academically. The golf team combined for a...

SBCC womens golf closes season with a near perfect record of 99-1

ROBERT LIVINGSTON, Channels Staff
November 28, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Playoffs, Sports, Women's Golf

The City College women's golf team wrapped up their near perfect season on Nov. 24, finishing 2nd in the state, behind Sierra College. The loss in the state finals was the only match the Vaqueros dropped all season, leaving them with a record of 99-1. The Vaqueros carried a six-stroke lead heading...

SBCC women’s golf champion shoots for professional league

Yu-Hsin (Carolin) Chang, an international student from Tainan, Taiwan, on Wednesday, Sept. 7 practices at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. Chang is the defending state champion for the Santa Barbara City College women’s golf team, and hopes to play professional golf in the women’s PGA after she graduates.

ALEXANDRA PAUN, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Golf

Yu-Hsin Chang, who prefers to go by Carolin, stands cool and collected at the seventh hole at the Santa Barbara Golf Club, the home course of the City College’s women’s golf team. The grass is wet with the morning dew, and they’ve been practicing since 8 a.m. She tests her angle and the grip of her ...

Men’s golf has high hopes after the addition of key new players

City College golfers, (from left) Brett Patton, Joakim Flink and Manny Manzone prepare for the upcoming season by practicing for individual state finals, Thursday, Feb. 5, at City College. The City College golfers are swinging for state championships.

BILLY SNYGG, Channels Staff
February 9, 2015
Filed under Briefs, Events, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Games, Golf, On campus, Sports

The City College men's golf team has high hopes and one goal for the upcoming season: to be the Western State Conference champions. Head coach Chuck Melendez feels confident in his team thanks to a strong core of returning golfers. "Our number one goal is to win the league and then compete for s...

Local SBCC golfer hints at bright future fueled by successful past

Santa Barbara native Saralisa Ortega, 20, is team captain of the Vaquero women’s golf team and is ranked fourth in the Western State Conference, at West Campus, in Santa Barbara, Calif. 'I have grown to have a lot of passion with the game over the years,' said Ortega. 'I love to play golf.'

BILLY SNYGG, Channels Staff
October 10, 2014
Filed under Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Golf, Profile, Sports, Top Stories, Vaqueros

For the 2013 California State Championship golf team, six of the seven players have moved on from City College golf. But one emerging star remains and has switched her role from team component— to team captain. "(Saralisa) has a lot of integrity," said head coach Chuck Melendez. "And with her expe...

SBCC women’s golf places second in conference match

Saralisa Ortega battles the heat in the Western State Conference No. 2 on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. The Lady Vaqueros finished second to College of the Canyons. 'I didn't play at my best today, I didn't know how to handle the heat, and my putting wasn't on top,' said Ortega.

BILLY SNYGG, Channels Staff
September 16, 2014
Filed under City of Santa Barbara, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Golf, Santa Barbara Area, Sports, Vaqueros

City College hosted the second Western State Conference tournament Tuesday, Sept. 15, placing second to College of the Canyons at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. College of the Canyons won with a final score of 326. City College came up short with a 348, Citrus College shot a 368 for third ...

SBCC women’s golf looks to fill shoes left by 2013 state champs

From left, Emilie Arnoldi, Sara Pettersson, Rebecca Valice and Tiffany Huang work on their putting skills before an 18 hole practice run, Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. The lady Vaquero golf team is hosting the Western State Conference No. 2 on Monday, Sept. 15.

BILLY SNYGG, Channels Staff
September 12, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Golf, Local, On campus, Preview, Santa Barbara Area, Sports, Top Stories, Vaqueros

With a 2013 State Championship title in the bag, the City College Women's Golf team looks to return to the course strong this season. But City College is eager to see how this year will stack up. “This team has a lot of talent,” head coach Chuck Melendez said Monday. "To repeat the last se...

SBCC football looks ahead to ambitious, milestone season

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STEVEN WELLBROCK, Sports Editor
September 5, 2014
Filed under Football, On campus, Preview, Sports, Top Stories, Vaqueros

City College football plays its first game at 4 p.m. Saturday taking on San Bernardino Valley College at La Playa Stadium to kick off the Vaqueros 60th season. After finishing with its best record since 1996, seven wins and three losses, head coach Craig Moropoulos and his young team look forward instead of back. “Last year was last year,”...

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