Ventura College Athletics

Pirate Golfers Show Improvement in Pt. Conception Open

VC freshman Michael Ray shot a 9-over par 153 in the 36-hole Pt. Conception Open in Lompoc Sunday and Monday. The Pirates placed 8th of the 13 teams who completed both rounds of play.
VC freshman Michael Ray shot a 9-over par 153 in the 36-hole Pt. Conception Open in Lompoc Sunday and Monday. The Pirates placed 8th of the 13 teams who completed both rounds of play.

After a tough opening day on Sunday, the Pirate golf team rebounded Monday at the season-opening, 36-hole Pt. Conception Open at La Purisma Golf Course in Lompoc. Ventura carded a team score of 412 in Sunday's opening round before improving to a 393 in Monday's final round. The combined score of 805 was good for eighth place in the team standings of the 13 teams who played 36 holes. Michael Ray led the Pirates with a two-day total of 153 (79-74).

On Sunday, VC struggled to a team score of 412, good for 10th place in the 14-team field. Ray and Mason Teron led the Pirates with a 7-over 79, followed by Nick Burns at 80.

Ventura improved by 19 strokes as a team Monday, carding a 393 as a team. Ray was low man once again at 74 (+2), followed by Teron (75, +3), and Burns (77, +5).

The Pirates will begin Western State Conference play on Monday Feb. 4 at Valencia Country Club in an event hosted by the College of the Canyons.

Pt. Conception Open
At par-72 La Purisima GC
Final scores

1. Santa Barbara #1 390-372--762; 2. Palomar 393-370--763; 3. Santa Barbara #2 381-384--765; 4. Reedley 383-385--768; 5. Cypress 394-377--771; 6. Mt. SAC 402-384--786; 7. Irvine Valley 393-406--799; 8. VENTURA 412-393--805; 9. Monterey Peninsula 409-409--818; 10. Mt. San Jacinto 417-406--823; 11. Bakersfield 427-410--837; 12. Taft 431-419--850. 13. Hancock no score-444

First round
1. Santa Barbara #2 381; 2. Reedley 383; 3. Santa Barbara #1 390; 4t. Palomar 393, Irvine Valley 393; 6. Cypress 394; 7. Mt. SAC 402; 8. Desert 404; 9. Monterey Peninsula 409; 10. VENTURA 412; 11. Mt. San Jacinto 417; 12. Bakersfield 427; 13. Taft 431; 14. Glendale 440; 15. Hancock, no score

Ventura College Scores
Michael Ray 79-74--153; Mason Teron 79-75--154; Nick Burns 80-77--157; Justin Perich 85-86--171; James Rodriguez 90-81--171; Kaden Santos 89-87--176