In difficult windy conditions in the High Desert, the Pirate golf team placed second at the Western State Conference event hosted by Antelope Valley College Monday. Ventura posted a team score of 383, three shots behind conference-leading Canyons at 380, and 10 strokes ahead of third-place Santa Barbara. Joey Herrera and Brandon Resnick both posted 3-over 75's, good for a tie for fourth overall on the Antelope Valley Country Club course.
Canyons leads the conference standings with a dual record of 59-4 while the Pirates sit in second place with a mark of 53-10. Santa Barbara is third at 45-18.
The conference will head to Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande on Monday May 1 for the 36-hole WSC Championships. That will also serve as the final two conference events of the season. The top two teams in the overall conference standings, plus the next highest finisher in the championships will advance to the SoCal Regional Championships on May 8.
WSC No. 9
At par-72 Antelope Valley CC
Team -- 1, Canyons 381. 2, Ventura 383. 3, SBCC 393. 4, Citrus 395. 5, Glendale 406. 6, Victor Valley 469. 7, Antelope Valley 475. 8, Bakersfield, no score.
WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 59-4. 2, Ventura 53-10. 3, SBCC 45-18. 4, Citrus 35-28. 5, Glendale 33-30. 6, Victor Valley 14-49. 7, Antelope Valley 7-56. 8, Bakersfield 5-58.