Ventura College Athletics

VC Golf Finishes 9th at SoCal Preview

VC freshman Michael Ray posted the Pirates' lowest score of the season Monday, shooting a 1-under par 71 at the Southern California Regional Preview at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills.
VC freshman Michael Ray posted the Pirates' lowest score of the season Monday, shooting a 1-under par 71 at the Southern California Regional Preview at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills.

VC freshman Michael Ray shot a 1-under par 71 to tie for fourth place overall on Monday as the Pirate golf team carded a team score of 383, good for ninth place in the 16-team Southern California Preview Tournament at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills. Mason Teron shot an even par 72 as Ventura was just one shot over their low score of the season.

Orange Coast won the tournament with a 257 while Mt. San Antonio was second at 367. Western State Conference foes Santa Barbara and Canyons each came in with a 369 followed by Palomar (371), Cypress (376), Irvine Valley (381), Desert (382) and Ventura.

Nick Burns shot a 76 for the Pirates while Kaden Santos carded an 81. Jake Yasutake came in with an 83 while Noah Hollander shot an 85 to round out the VC scores.

The Pirates return to WSC play on Monday April 15 at San Dimas Golf Club in an event hosted by Citrus College.

SoCal Regional Preview
At par-72 Los Serranos CC
Final scores
1. Orange Coast 357, 2. Mt. San Antonio 367, 3. Santa Barbara 369,  4. Canyons 369, 5. Palomar 371, 6. Cypress 376, 7. Irvine Valley 381, 8. Desert 382, 9. VENTURA 383, 10. Bakersfield 387, 11. Riverside 389, 12. Saddleback 390, 13. Glendale 391, 14. Mt. San Jacinto 415, 15 (tie). El Camino, Cuyamaca, no score.

Medalist (par 72) -- 1 (tie). Nobuhiko Wakaari, Canyons, 68; Connor O'Hern, Orange Coast, 68, 3. Zach Brown, Palomar, 70, 4 (tie). Michael Ray, Ventura, 71, Blake Copeland, Mt. SAC, 71; Julio Ibarra, Mt. SAC, 71; Michael Choma, Desert, 71.