Ventura College Athletics

2018 Ventura College Men's Golf Team News

  • Kakimoto Claims All-State Honors at State Golf Championships
    May 14, 2018
    Ventura College sophomore Denis Kakimoto carded a 3-over par 147 at the CCCAA State Golf Championships Monday at Sandpiper Golf Club in Goleta, claiming fifth place and earning All-State honors. He recorded rounds of even-par 72 and 3-over 75 in the 36-hole event at the picturesque ocean-side venue. Meanwhile, Joey Herrera tied for 23rd of the 60 participating golfers with a score of 153.
  • Herrera, Kakimoto Qualify for State Golf Championships
    May 07, 2018
    Pirate sophomores Joey Herrera and Denis Kakimoto each qualified as indiiduals for the CCCAA State Golf Championships in regional play Monday at Bakersfield Country Club. Herrera carded a 72-76, 148 and Kakimoto tied his teammate at 73-75, 148 as they tied for fifth place overall. Both earned All-Southern California Region honors. The Pirate team narrowly missed a repeat trip to the state championships with a score of 391-390, 781 to place fifth in the nine-team event, seven strokes behind fourth-place Orange Coast. The top four teams also qualified for state.
  • VC Golf 3rd at WSC Championships, Finish Season As Runner-Up
    April 30, 2018
    Pirate Joey Herrera claimed medalist honors Monday at the Western State Championships with an even par 70-74, 144 at the par-72 Crystalaire Country Club in Llano. The VC sophomore finished the day two shots ahead of the second place competitors to win the tournament as he finished second for the season in conference competition. The Pirates came in third as a team in the 36-hole event, claiming a second place finish in the WSC's final standings.
  • Herrera Even Par as VC Takes Second at WSC-Citrus
    April 23, 2018
    Joey Herrera shot an even par round of 72, tied for fifth place individually, as the Pirate golf team carded a season-best 387 Monday to take second place at the Western State Conference event hosted by Citrus College at San Dimas Country Club. College of the Canyons ran away with the meet with a team score of 352, followed by VC (287) and Santa Barbara (388). The Pirates and Vaqueros are now tied for second place in the standings heading into the WSC Championships next week.
  • Ventura Golf 9th at State Preview at Sandpiper Invitational
    April 09, 2018
    Playing in a State Championships preview at Sandpiper Golf Club in Goleta, the Pirate golf team carded a team score of 396 to place ninth of the 12 participating teams at the Sandpiper Invitational on Monday. Sophomore Joey Herrera posted an even-par 72 to place fifth in the tournament individually to lead the Pirates. Cypress won the team event with a 371 followed by Riverside (378) and Monterey Peninsula (378).
  • VC Golf In the Middle of the Pack at WSC-Hancock
    April 02, 2018
    The Pirates' golf team finished in the middle of the pack Monday at the Western State Conference event at Santa Maria Country Club hosted by Allan Hancock College. Ventura carded a team mark of 397, one stroke behind Santa Barbara for fifth place in the nine-team event. Canyons came in first with a 366 followed by Hancock (380), Glendale (386) and SBCC. Jonathan Ortiz and Denis Kakimoto each shot a 5-over 77 to lead the Pirates.
  • Kakimoto Ties for 3rd as Pirates Place 4th at WSC No. 8
    March 26, 2018
    VC sophomore Denis Kakimoto tied for third place with a 1-over 73 Monday at the Western State Conference Victor Valley event at Spring Valley Lake Country Club in Victorville. As a team, Ventura carded a 397 to come in fourth place, behind Canyons (368), Santa Barbara (384) and Glendale (391).
  • Herrera Goes Low as Pirates Finish Second
    March 19, 2018
    VC sophomore Joey Herrera continued his strong play Monday, posting his third sub-par round in his past four outings. His 2-under par 69 won him medalist honors for the fourth time this year, and the Pirates came in second as a team at the Western State Conference event hosted by Glendale College at Oakmont Country Club. Herrera went low by five strokes over second place and Denis Kakimoto was tied for fifth with a 77.
  • Herrera's Career Best Leads VC to Third at AVC
    March 12, 2018
    Joey Herrera turned in an exceptional round of 3-under par 69 to tie for medalist honors at the Western State Conference event at Antelope Valley Country Club in Lancaster Monday, leading the Pirates to a third place finish in the conference competition. Ventura posted a team score of 381, their second-best team score of the year, to finish behind Santa Barbara (369) and Canyons (376).
  • Ventura Golf 4th at WSC, 10th at SoCal Preview
    March 05, 2018
    The Pirate golf team had a two-for-one special Monday, playing in two tournaments with a single round of golf at Bakersfield Country Club. It was not Ventura's best day on the links as the Pirates came in 10th out of 16 teams  in the SoCal Preview, and finished a season-low fourth in the Western State Conference Netural Site event. VC carded a team score of 391, and was led by Denis Kakimoto's 2-over 74, which was good for a tie for second in the WSC competition.
  • Herrera Ties as Medalist as VC Second at River Ridge
    February 26, 2018
    Pirate sophomore Joey Herrera posted his best round of the year, a 2-under par 70, tying for first place at the Western State Conference event hosted by VC at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard Monday. Alex Millet was third with a 1-under 71 as the Pirates came in second place as a team in their only home appearance of the season. Denis Kakimoto came in fourth with an even-par 72.
  • Pirates Finish Third at WSC-Santa Barbara
    February 19, 2018
    VC sophomore Joey Herrera shot a 3-over par 75 to tie for fourth place overall and the Pirate golf team carded a team score of 396 at the Western State Conference event hosted by Santa Barbara City College at the par-72 Alisal Ranch Country Club in Solvang. Ventura's team score was good for third place, 17 stroked behind Canyons and three strokes shy of second place Hancock.
  • Pirate Golf Struggles at Mt. San Jacinto Invitational
    February 14, 2018
    The Ventura College golf team traveled to the Inland Empire Wednesday to play in the Mt. San Jacinto Invitational hosted on the championship course at Tukwet Canyon Golf Clubin Riverside. The long van ride took its toll on the Pirates as they posted a team score of 406, placing them 12th in the 16-team field. Joey Herrera was the lone VC golfer in the 70's with a 5-over 77 on the day.
  • Ventura Takes Third at WSC-Bakersfield
    February 12, 2018
    The Pirates' men's gold team took third place Monday at the Western State Conference event hosted by Bakersfield College. Ventura posted a team score of 392, which tied the Pirates with Santa Barbara. The Vaqueros broke the tie with a better score for the sixth golfer, however, and VC ended in third place. Joey Herrera and Alex Millet each posted 4-over scores of 76 at the Rio Bravo Country Club to lead the way for the Pirates.
  • VC Golf Claims First WSC Tournament of the Year
    February 05, 2018
    The Ventura College golf team claimed first place in the opening Western State Conference tournament of the season hosted by College of the Canyons at Valencia Country Club Monday. The Pirates posted a team score of 388 to claim the top spot, followed by Santa Barbara at 395 and Canyons at 396. Joey Herrera carded a 4-over 76 to take third place, individually, and Alex Millet was tied for fifth with a 77. All six Ventura golfers posted sub-80 scores on the day.
  • Herrera Is Medalist Honors, Pirates Third at Pt. Conception Open
    January 29, 2018
    Joey Herrera started where he left off. The VC sophomore golfer finished in the individual runner-yup spot at the CCCAA State Championships a year ago, and Sunday and Monday he fired a 1-over 73-72--145 to claim medalist honors at the season-opening Pt. Conception Open at the La Purisma Golf Club in Lompoc. As a team, Ventura came in third place in the 14-team field with a 401-380--781, behind Canyons (768) and Cypress (772), and ahead fo Desert (784) and Santa Barbara (785).