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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Ventura College golf team matched its best finish ever, and freshman Joey Herrera tied for second place overall in the 36-hole CCCAA State Championships at the par-72 Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande Monday. The Pirates put together team scores of 399 and 390, for a total score of 789, behind state champions Canyons (761), who ran away with the title, and Cypress (785). Herrera put together rounds of 73 and 76 to post a 5-over 149 which tied him for second place.
For the first time in eight years, the Pirate golf team is headed to state. Led by Joey Herrera's 6-over 36-hole score of 148, the Pirates carded a team score of 774 at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside to place fourth in the Southern California Regional Championships to punch the team ticket to the final event of the season.
The Ventura College golf team had an outstanding day Monday at the Western State Conference Championships, shooting a combined 377, 378-755 to finish two strokes behind conference champion Canyons to easily claim second place on the day and for the season. Joey Herrera posted a 74, 71-145 to place second in the 36-hole tournament, and was also named the WSC Co-Most Valuable Player for his efforts during the season. Brandon Resnick and Denis Kakimoto earned all-conference honors for VC.
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 on the Antelope Valley Country Club course to lead VC.
The Pirate golf team turned in another solid performance Monday, taking second place at the Western State Conference event hosted by Victor Valley at Spring Valley Lake Country Club in Victorville. VC posted a team score of 367, five strokes behind conference-leading Canyons and eight shots ahead of third-place Santa Barbara. Denis Kakimoto shot a 1-under 71 to tie for third place overall, leading the Pirates.
The Ventura College golf team carded a third place finish at the Western State Conference event at Oakmont Country Club hosted by Glendale College Monday. The Pirates posted a team score of 403, finishing well behind Canyons (381) and the host Vaqueros (381). Kyle Dollison was the low man for VC with a 5-over par 76, good for fourth place individually and Connor Philpott came in tied for seventh with a 78.
Joey Herrera shot a 1-over 73, good for third overall, as the Ventura College golf team came in second place at the Western State Conference event hosted by College of the Canyons at TPC Valencia Monday. The Pirates posted a team score of 379, six strokes behind the host Cougars, who carded a 373. Santa Barbara finished third on the day with a 391.
The VC golf team struggled in windy conditions at the par-72 Alisal Ranch Golf Course Monday in a Western State Conference event hosted by Santa Barbara City College. In fairness, most of the teams found the conditions difficult as the Pirates posted a team score of 401. The mark was good for third place overall, behind Canyons at 382 and Santa Barbara at 399. Denis Kakimoto led Ventura with a 4-over 76, good for a third place tie overall, followed by Brandon Resnick at 79.
The Ventura College golf team moved into first place overall in conference play with a team win at the Western State Conference neutral site event at El Camino Country Club In Oceanside, site of this year's SoCal Regional Championships. The Pirates posted a team score of 383, finishing ahead of second-place Santa Barbara (291), Citrus (394), and Canyons (400). Brandon Resnick earned medalist honors for the second time in as many weeks with a 1-over par 73.
Brandon Resnick carded a 2-under par 70 to claim medalist honors, leading the Pirates to a first place finish at the Western State Conference event hosted by Citrus College at San Dimas Country Club Monday. Joey Herrera and Kyle Dollison each shot an even-par 72 as Ventura totaled a score of 367, seven shots ahead of second place Canyons.
Playing on their home course, the par-72 Victoria Lakes course at River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard, the Pirate golf team finished in third place of the eight teams participating. VC posted a team score of 397, behind Canyons (378) and Santa Barbara (389), and ahead of fourth place Citrus (399). Joey Ramirez was the low Pirate, carding a four-over 76 on the day.
For the second consecutive event, the Pirate golf team had the low man on the board. VC freshman Joey Herrera carded a 1-under par 70 Monday at the par-71 Stockdale Country Club in Bakersfield to earn individual medalist honors at the first Western State Conference match of the year. His efforts led the Pirates to a second place finish as a team in the eight-team field with a combined score of 384.
The VC golf team had a strong showing Wednesday at the Eagle Golf Classic hosted by Mt. San Jacinto College at the par-72 Soboba Springs Country Club. Sophomore Brandon Resnick carded a 3-under 69 to claim overall medalist honors and the Pirates finished third as a team in the 15-team event.
The Pirate golf team opened the 2017 season with a fifth place finish at the Pt. Conception Open at the par-72 La Purisma Golf Club in Lompoc. Ventura totaled a 787 (395-392) for the two-day event and Joey Herrera was the low man for VC with a combined score of 151 (79-72), good for a seventh place tie individually.