Ventura College Athletics

Ventura Golf 4th at WSC, 10th at SoCal Preview

Pirate sophomore Denis Kakimoto tied for second in the WSC-Neutral Site event Monday in Bakersfield, carding a 2-over 74. Ventura finished fourth in the WSC event and 10th in the SoCal Preview taking place simultaneously.
Pirate sophomore Denis Kakimoto tied for second in the WSC-Neutral Site event Monday in Bakersfield, carding a 2-over 74. Ventura finished fourth in the WSC event and 10th in the SoCal Preview taking place simultaneously.

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 Neutral 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.

Orange Coast claimed the SoCal Preview with a team score of 365, followed by Palomar (378), Cypress (378), Riverside (379), Canyons (382), Desert (383), Mt. San Jacinto (386), Santa Barbara (391), Glendale (394), and VC.

In the WSC event, Canyons was tops, followed by Santa Barbara, Glendale and the Pirates.

After Kakimoto, Joey Herrera posted a 78 for Ventura, followed by Adam Franc and Connor Philpott (81), Jonathon Ortiz (82) and Alex Millet (85).

Ventura next heads to the WSC event at Antelope Valley Country Club in Palmdale, hosted by Antelope Valley College, on Monday March 12. 

Southern Cal Preview
At par-72 Bakersfield CC
Final scores

Team -- 1. Orange Coast (365) 2. Palomar (378) 3. Cypress (378) 4. Riverside (379) 5. Canyons (382) 6. Desert (383) 7. Mt. San Jacinto (386) 8. Santa Barbara (391) 9. Glendale (394) 10. VENTURA (396) 11. Bakersfield (407) 12. El Camino (410) 13. Hancock (419) 14. Antelope Valley (451) 15. Citrus (460) 16. Victor Valley (no score)

WSC No. 5
At par-72 Bakersfield CC
Final scores

Team -- 1. Canyons (382) 2. Santa Barbara (391) 3. Glendale (394) 4. VENTURA (396) 5. Bakersfield (407) 6. Hancock (419) 7. Antelope Valley (451) 8. Citrus (460) 9. Victor Valley (no score)
Medalist -- 1. Angelo Keklikian, Glendale (73) 2. (tie) Denis Kakimoto, Ventura (74); Zach Steinberger, Santa Barbara (74); Corey Haase, Canyons (74); Justin Burnaventura, Canyons (74); Michael Lindgren, Canyons (74)
WSC standings -- 1. Canyons (38-2) 2. (tie) VENTURA (32-8); Santa Barbara (32-8) 4. Glendale (23-17) 5. Hancock (22-18) 6. Bakersfield (18-22) 7. Antelope Valley (9-31) 8. Citrus (6-34) 9. Victor Valley (0-40)