Men’s golf takes third place in Western State Conference match


James Von Essen

Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros Golf

Adrian Jacobson, Staff Writer

City College men’s golf team took third place in the Western State Conference match number 10 on Monday morning at San Dimas Golf Course with a team score of 388, falling one stroke short of Ventura College.

College of the Canyons won the tournament with an 8- under 352, which is officially the best score by any team in California this year.

Freshman Felix Dine from Sweden shot a season-best with a 71, tying Jones Comerford of Canyons for third place.

With a 77-3 record in conference, Canyons is currently the defending state champion, and will go into WSC 11 next week with a 16 game lead over City College.

Kotaro Noda, a Freshman from Sapporo, Japan shot his lowest score of the year for the Vaqueros, finishing with a 77.

Freshman Zach Steinberger, a Santa Barbara local, tied for ninth place with a score of 74.

With a noticeable improvement over their finish at WSC number 9 earlier this month, The Vaqueros now enter the final two matches of the WSC tournament in third place. Finals will be held in Llano, CA with two 36-hole matches on Monday at Crystalaire Country Club.