SAN HACINTA – For the 10th time in the history of the program and the second season in a row eligible to participate in the championship, Canyon Cougar College has become the champion of the California Public College of the Men’s Golf Golf Association. They were hit by two strikes that finished second in Saddleback College when they finished with a low of 720.
“I never thought this team would win,” joked COC head coach Gary Peterson. “We had 32 guys trying to get on the team, and it just made them stronger.”
The top five swingers in the canyons were eliminated during the 36-hole melee. Kieran Bai, who sometimes stayed out of the regular season, led the team with 141 (71, 73). Next was Magnus Hansen of 142 (71, 71), backed by the strong efforts of Hugo Amsalem (72, 72) and Leo Cheng (71, 73), each of whom scored 144.
Jordan Aller scored 152 points on the throw, but rolled the hole into one during the afternoon round on the 17th hole. He made one of two holes in one, the first being at the hands of Dylan Meskowski of Sierra on the eighth hole during the morning round.
For Peterson, this is the 10th championship, and his strategy has been simple throughout the season.
“Being positive. That’s all I can do. I’m not going to hit them in the face and talk about how to hit the ball. I just keep a positive attitude and try to build them when they break,” he said.
Seddback brought the Canyons to an end when they were not left with a team score of 422. In the first round, Clayton Smith had a minimum of 68 in the tournament to lead all individual golfers, but could not hold back, scoring 74. Patrick Yaks followed 143 (73) , 70). Ridley finished third with a team score of 730. Cypress finished fourth after scoring 734.
The individual champion came from the north, and Giacomo Sorrentino of Folsom Lake scored 139 points (69, 70). Devin Schaefer of Cypress moved away from the title by one step (71, 69), and Bai was third.
“The first round went quite smoothly, which led to an equal front nine,” said Sorrentino. “I took it with four birds. In the second round, I was tired, but did not stay on my back, and it was good to make a few punches in the distance. “
Attention was important during the tournament, and Sorrento was closed from the start.
“I just tried to take it hole by hole and highlight my shots, looking around. It is difficult to close for 10 hours, ”Sarentina said.
Sorrentino plans to graduate from Falsom Lake and possibly move away from golf, but he will always remember his experience as a student-athlete.
PL School Rd 1 Rd 2 TOT
1. COC 358 362 – 720
2. Saddlbk 363 359 – 722
3. Ridley 367 363 – 730
4. Cypress 371 363 – 734
5. Folsom 370 366 – 736
6. Ventura 383 362 – 745
7. Sierra 376 386 – 762
8. Monterey 389 387 – 776
CCCAA National Team
PL Name School Rd 1 Rd 2 TOT
1. G. Sorrentino Falls 69 70 – 139
2. Devin Schaefer Cypress 71 69 – 140
3. Kiran Bay Canyons 71 70 – 141
4. Magnus Hansen Canyons 71 71 – 142
5. Clayton Smith Sadleback 68 74 – 142
6. Evan Colbarn Ventura 74 69 – 143
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