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2012 Match Stories

By Dave Loveton, sports information


Monday, May 7 -- Southern Cal Regional, 36 holes at par-72 Glendora CC.

 Vaqueros come up short in Regional
Gorski can’t keep momentum after opening 74

 Trevor Gorski shot a promising 74 in the opening round of the Southern Cal Regional on Monday but couldn’t keep it going at Glendora Country Club.
 Gorski, one of two SBCC players competing as individuals, was in familiar surroundings as a graduate of Glendora High. The freshman eagled the 322-yard, par-4 eighth hole in the first round but shot 82 in the second round and finished at 12-over 156.
 SBCC’s David Aarons, a sophomore from Santa Barbara High, shot 85 and 80 for a 36-hole total of 165. Gorski and Aarons both came up short in their bid to qualify to next Monday’s State Finals at Santa Maria CC.
 “David hurt himself in practice on Saturday and he wasn’t his usual self,” said Vaquero coach Chuck Melendez. “He got rehab on Sunday but you could tell it was bothering him. He didn‘t want to miss the Regional.
 “Trevor was solid for the first 18 holes, then the weather got hot and he didn‘t fare as well.”
 Malcolm Kokocinsky of College of the Desert was the medalist at 4-under 140 (72-68). WSC champion Canyons won the team competition at 2-over 722. Desert also qualified for State by shooting 734.


Monday, April 30 -- WSC Finals (No. 9 & 10), hosted by SBCC at Marshallia Ranch, 8 a.m.

Vaqueros are sixth in WSC Finals
  
Gorski, Aarons advance to Regional

 
SBCC had an off-day in the WSC Finals on Monday and took sixth in the 36-hole tourney at Marshallia Ranch on Vandenberg AFB.

 Trevor Gorski led the Vaqueros, shooting 79 and 75 for a 10-over-par 154. He and David Aarons (80-79--159) qualified for the Southern Cal Regional as individuals. Kyle Rieb (80-79) also finished at 159.
 Aaron West of Canyons was the medalist, shooting 7-under 65 in the first round and 75 in the second for a 140 total.
 Canyons recorded identical rounds of 366 and won the last two WSC meets (Nos. 9 and 10). The Cougars (732) finished 29 shots ahead of Ventura. Glendale was third at 765.
 Canyons, Glendale and Ventura all qualified for the Regional, another 36-hole event on Monday, May 7 at Glendora CC.
 Santa Barbara opened with a 401, trailing Ventura (382) by 19 shots in the battle for the third and final Regional berth.
 “We didn’t have a great start and we couldn’t overcome a 19-shot deficit,“ said coach Chuck Melendez.
 Canyons dominated the WSC season race with a 56-4 record. Glendale was 12 back at 44-16. SBCC placed fifth in the seven-team field with a 26-34 mark.

WSC Finals (No. 9 & 10)
At par-72 Marshallia Ranch
 
Team -- 1, Canyons 366-366--732. 2, Ventura 382-379--761. 3, Glendale 380-385--765. 4, Hancock 385-391--776. 5, Citrus 402-380--782. 6, SBCC 401-395--796. 7, Bakersfield 408-407--815.
 Medalist (par 72) -- Aaron West, Canyons 65-75--140.
 SBCC scores -- Trevor Gorski 79-75--154, David Aarons 80-79--159, Kyle Rieb 80-79--159, Forrest Iverson 82-79--161, Klas Rockberg 80-83--163.
 Final WSC Standings -- 1, Canyons 56-4. 2, Glendale 44-16. 3, Ventura 34-26. 4, Hancock 28-32. 5, SBCC 26-34. 6, Citrus 15-45. 7, Bakersfield 7-53.


Monday, April 23 -- WSC No. 8, hosted by Hancock at Santa Maria CC, 10:30 a.m.

Rieb records season-low 74
Vaqueros finish seventh at WSC No. 8

 Kyle Rieb and Klas Rockberg shot season-low scores of 74 and 78 on Monday but SBCC finished last for the first time this year in WSC No. 8 at Santa Maria CC.
 Glendale edged Canyons for first, 365-366, and tourney host Hancock was third at 377. Santa Barbara placed seventh at 393.
 Mike Timpson and Mathias Dahl of Glendale were the co-medalists at 2-under 70.
 Forrest Iverson shot 79 for the Vaqueros, who fell into a tie for fourth place. Canyons leads the season standings at 44-4, followed by Glendale (36-12) and Ventura 25-23. SBCC and Hancock are tied for fourth at 23-25.
 “That was our poorest outing,“ said Vaquero coach Chuck Melendez. “We told the guys they needed to shoot 75 or better to have a chance and we didn’t get it done.
“We missed a lot of fairways and when you do that, it‘s very difficult to score. The good news is they‘re taking three teams to the (Southern Cal) Regional, so we still have a chance.”  
 Canyons and Glendale have all but secured trips to the Regional. The third WSC qualifier will be determined by the lowest score of the other five teams in the WSC Championships.
 The WSC Championships are set for Monday at Marshallia Ranch on Vandenberg AFB. The 36-hole final starts at 8 a.m. and includes WSC No. 9 and 10.
 
WSC No. 8
At par-72 Santa Maria CC
 Team -- 1, Glendale 365. 2, Canyons 366. 3, Hancock 377. 4, Ventura 378. 5, Bakersfield 379. 6, Citrus 380. 7, SBCC 393.
 Medalists -- Mike Timpson, Glendale 70; Mathias Dahl, Glendale 70.
 SBCC scores -- Kyle Rieb 74, Klas Rockberg 78, Forrest Iverson 79, David Aarons 81, Trevor Gorski 81, Nick Cox 81.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 44-4. 2, Glendale 36-12. 3, Ventura 25-23. 4 (tie), SBCC, Hancock 23-25. 6, Citrus 10-38. 7, Bakersfield 7-41.


Monday, April 16 -- WSC No. 7, hosted by Glendale at Oakmont CC, 10:30 a.m.

Vaqueros struggle at WSC No. 7
 No one breaks 80 as team shoots 417

 Five days after shooting one of its best scores of the year, SBCC struggled in WSC No. 7 on Monday at Oakmont CC in Glendale. The Vaqueros shot a season-worst 417 and finished sixth in the seven-team field.
 David Aarons, Trevor Gorski and Nick Cox each shot 81 for the Vaqueros (23-19), who remained in third place, one game ahead of Ventura. Austin Kaiser of Hancock was the medalist at 2-under 70.
 Glendale took first, beating Canyons by five shots with the highest winning score of the year (390).
 “That was one of our poorest matches and it’s disappointing because the door was open to do something today,“ said coach Chuck Melendez. “This course is difficult and most of the scores were high.”

WSC No. 7
At par-72 Oakmont CC
 Team -- 1, Glendale 390. 2, Canyons 395. 3, Hancock 399. 4, Ventura 404. 5, Citrus 405. 6, SBCC 417. 7, Bakersfield 419.
 Medalist -- Austin Kaiser, Hancock, 70.
 SBCC scores -- David Aarons 81, Trevor Gorski 81, Nick Cox 81, Kyle Rieb 86, Jeff Blystone 88, Reese Hutchins 89.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 39-3. 2, Glendale 30-12. 3, SBCC 23-19. 4, Ventura 22-20. 5, Hancock 19-23. 6, Citrus 9-33. 7, Bakersfield 5-37.


Wednesday, April 11 -- WSC No. 6, hosted by Citrus at San Dimas Canyon GC, 11 a.m.

Aarons fires season-best 69
Vaqueros are third in WSC No. 6

 David Aarons fired a 3-under-par 69 on Wednesday, leading SBCC to third place in WSC No. 6 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course.
 Aarons, a sophomore from Santa Barbara High, had six birdies in his season-best round and finished fifth in the 42-player field. Forrest Iverson and Reese Hutchins both carded 75 for the Vaqueros, who shot 371 and missed their season-low by one shot.
 Tyler Schwanz of Canyons was the medalist at  67.
 Canyons shot an all-time low of 645 (69.0 average) to beat Glendale by 19 shots in the seven-team tourney. Canyons is 34-2 in the WSC, 10 games ahead of Glendale (24-12).
 SBCC is third with a 22-14 record. Trevor Gorski and Jeff Blystone both shot 76 for the Vaqueros, who had all six players between 69 and 79.
 “Our guys had a players-only meeting last week to re-assess their goals and they’re excited about trying to make the playoffs,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “Everyone was focused and determined today. I was happy with our effort.”

Complete results from WSC No. 6

WSC No. 6
At par-72 San Dimas GC
 Team -- 1, Canyons 345. 2, Glendale 364. 3, SBCC 371. 4, Hancock 373. 5, Bakersfield 383 (wins tiebreaker). 6, Ventura 383. 7, Citrus 401.
 Medalist -- Tyler Schwanz, Canyons, 67.
 SBCC scores -- 5, David Aarons 69, Forrest Iverson 75, Reese Hutchins 75, Trevor Gorski 76, Jeff Blystone 76, Kyle Rieb 79.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 34-2. 2, Glendale 24-12. 3, SBCC 22-14. 4, Ventura 19-17. 5, Hancock 15-21. 6, Citrus 7-29. 7, Bakersfield 5-31.


Monday, April 2 -- WSC No. 5, hosted by Ventura at Saticoy CC, 11 a.m.

Aarons shoots 77 at WSC No. 5
Vaqueros take fifth, fall into third in WSC

 David Aarons shot 77 and Forrest Iverson carded a 78 on Monday but SBCC recorded one of its highest scores of the season to place fifth in WSC No. 5 at Saticoy CC in Somis.
 Canyons won the seven-team tourney at 379, edging Glendale by three shots. Ventura was third (391), followed by Citrus and SBCC at 398. The Vaqueros lost a tiebreaker and finished fifth.
 Nick Cox added an 81 for Santa Barbara, which fell into a tie for third in the season standings. Canyons leads at 28-2, followed by Glendale (19-11), SBCC (18-12) and Ventura (18-12).
 “The course took a good bite out of us and so did our opponents,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “This course reminds me of La Purisima because it can jump up and bite you sometimes.”

WSC No. 5
At par-72 Saticoy CC
 Team -- 1, Canyons 379. 2, Glendale 382. 3, Ventura 391. 4, Citrus 398 (won tiebreaker). 5, SBCC 398. 6, Bakersfield 402. 7, Hancock 404.
 Medalist -- Austin Kaiser, Hancock, 73.
 SBCC scores -- David Aarons 77, Forrest Iverson 78, Nick Cox 81, Reese Hutchins 83, Kyle Rieb 89.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 28-2. 2, Glendale 19-11. 3 (tie), SBCC, Ventura 18-12. 5, Hancock 12-18, 6, Citrus 7-23. 7, Bakersfield 3-27.


Monday, March 26 -- Glendora Invitational and WSC No. 4 at Glendora CC, 10 a.m.

    Iverson takes fourth at 1-under 70
Vaqueros are third in Glendora Invitational and WSC No. 4

 SBCC freshman Forrest Iverson recorded nine birdies on Monday and took fourth in the Glendora Invitational with a 1-under-par 70 at Glendora Country Club. Austin Kaiser of Hancock and Luke Kristo of Canyons were the medalists in the prestigious men’s golf tourney with 67s.
 David Aarons took 11th with a 73 for Santa Barbara, which placed third in the 18-team field with a season-low 370. Glendale was first at 5-over 360, leading a 1-2-3 sweep by the WSC. Canyons was second at 369, followed by SBCC (370), College of the Desert (372), Orange Coast (378) and Hancock (379).
 There were 108 players in the field, which featured most of the Community College teams from Southern California. Glendora CC will be the site of the 36-hole Southern Cal Regional on May 7.
 The fourth WSC meet was also held on Monday and the Vaqueros took third behind Glendale and Canyons. Canyons leads the WSC at 22-2 and SBCC is second at 16-8.
 Kyle Rieb notched a season-best 75 while Trevor Gorski and Reese Hutchins carded 76s on a day when SBCC’s six players were all between 70 and 78. The Vaqueros eclipsed their previous best by 13 shots.
 “Whenever you have two guys close to par, you have a chance to win,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “This was our best score in years. Everybody played great. It was a big tourney and the guys rose to the occasion.”

Glendora Invitational
At par-71 Glendora CC

 Team (18 schools) -- 1, Glendale 360. 2, Canyons 369. 3, SBCC 370. 4, College of the Desert 372. 5, Orange Coast 378. 6, Hancock 379. 7 (tie), Ventura, El Camino 380. 9, Citrus 381. 10, Palomar 386. 11, Riverside 388. 12, Saddleback 400. 13, Santiago Canyon 402. 14, Bakersfield 403. 15, Mt. San Jacinto 414. 16, Antelope Valley 418. 17, Irvine Valley 428. 18, Victor Valley 438.
 Medalists (par 71) -- Austin Kaiser, Hancock, 67; Luke Kristo, Canyons, 67.
 SBCC scores -- 4, Forrest Iverson 70, 11, David Aarons 73, Kyle Rieb 75, Trevor Gorski 76, Reese Hutchins 76, Jeff Blystone 78.

WSC No. 4
 Team -- 1, Glendale 360. 2, Canyons 369. 3, SBCC 370. 4, Hancock 379. 5, Ventura 380. 6, Citrus 381. 7, Bakersfield 403.
 Medalists (par 71) -- Austin Kaiser, Hancock, 67; Luke Kristo, Canyons, 67.
 SBCC scores -- Iverson 70, Aarons 73, Rieb 75, Gorski 76, Hutchins 76, Blystone 78.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 22-2. 2, SBCC 16-8. 3 (tie), Glendale, Ventura 14-10. 5, Hancock 12-12. 6, Citrus 4-20. 7, Bakersfield 2-22.


Monday, March 19 -- North-South Invitational, final round at Hunter Ranch, Paso Robles, 8 a.m.

 Gorski matches season low with 75
Vaqueros finish sixth at North-South Invitational

 Trevor Gorski matched his season-best round with a 3-over-par 75 on Monday but SBCC had an off day in the final round of the North-South Invitational at Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles.
 Gorski finished the 36-hole event at 154 (79-75). Reese Hutchins (79-78) and Thomas McLendon (75-82) both shot 157 for the Vaqueros (25-14). Tyler Archer of Chabot was the medalist at 71-71--142.
 Defending state champion Chabot shot 368 on Monday and won the team title with a 743 total. Glendale finished six strokes back at 749, followed by Ventura (773) and Bakersfield (774).
 SBCC shot 396 and placed sixth in the eight-team field with 787 strokes.
 “No excuses, the conditions were perfect and we just had a bad day,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “We love this course but we didn‘t play well. It was still an enjoyable tournament.”
 The Vaqueros will compete in WSC No. 4 and the Glendora Invitational on Monday at Glendora CC. Glendora will be the site of this year’s Southern Cal Regional on May 7.

North-South Invitational
At par-72 Hunter Ranch
Final 36-hole scores
 
Team -- 1, Chabot 375-368--743. 2, Glendale 377-372--749. 3, Ventura 391-382--773. 4, Bakersfield 392-385--774. 5, Hancock 396-384--780. 6, SBCC 391-396--787. 7, El Camino 398-391--789. 8, West Hills 398-396--794.
 Medalist (par 72) -- Tyler Archer, Chabot, 71-71--142.
 SBCC scores -- Trevor Gorski 79-75--154, Reese Hutchins 79-78--157, Thomas McLendon 75-82--157, David Aarons 79-80--159, Nick Cox 79-81--160, Klas Rockberg 82-85--167.


Sunday, March 18 -- North-South Invitational, first round at Hunter Ranch, Paso Robles, 11 a.m.

   McLendon fires 75 in opening round
SBCC tied for third in 8-team North-South Invitational

 Thomas McLendon shot a season-best 75 on a blustery day at the North-South Invitational on Sunday, leading SBCC to a tie for third after one round at Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles.
 Chabot, the defending state champion from Hayward, is first at 375 in the 36-hole tourney hosted by SBCC. Glendale is two strokes back, followed by Santa Barbara and Ventura at 391. Bakersfield is fifth at 392.
 David Aarons, Trevor Gorski, Reese Hutchins and Nick Cox all shot 79, giving the Vaqueros five players in the 70s for the second time this year.
 “It was windy, blustery and sometimes rainy,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “The course is in excellent shape. We didn’t play our best. We lost a few strokes at the end.”

North-South Invitational
At par-72 Hunter Ranch
First round
 Team -- 1, Chabot 375. 2, Glendale 377. 3 (tie), SBCC, Ventura 391. 5, Bakersfield 392. 6, Hancock 396. 7 (tie), El Camino, West Hills 398.
 Medalists (par 72) -- Tyler Archer, Chabot; Mathias Dahl, Glendale, 71.
 SBCC scores -- Thomas McLendon 75, David Aarons 79, Trevor Gorski 79, Reese Hutchins 79, Nick Cox 79, Klas Rockberg 82.


Monday, March 5 -- Pt. Conception Invitational, final round at La Purisima GC, Lompoc.

Aarons is medalist at Pt. Conception Invitational
       Blystone shoots 74; McLendon aces 13th hole

 SBCC freshman David Aarons fired an even-par 72 on Monday to overcome a six-stroke deficit and take medalist honors in the Point Conception Invitational at La Purisima GC in Lompoc.
 Thomas McLendon had a hole-in-one on the 13th during his round of 83.
 Aarons, a former Santa Barbara High standout, finished at 148 in the two-day tourney at Marshallia Ranch and La Purisima. He beat Etsuyuki Fukaya of Citrus by a stroke. It’s the second tournament win for Aarons, who previously captured WSC No. 2 on Feb. 13 at Alisal Ranch.
 Jeff Blystone shot a season-best 74 and Kyle Rieb had an 80 for the Vaqueros (23-9), who finished third in the seven-team field. Ventura won with 768 strokes, followed by Glendale at 780 and SBCC at 784.
 “I was happy we came back and passed a couple of teams (going from 5th to 3rd),“ said coach Chuck Melendez. “It’s great to see different people stepping up in each round.”
 Santa Barbara will take next week off before hosting the North-South Invitational on March 18-19 at Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles.

Pt. Conception Invitational
1st round at par-72 Marshallia Ranch
2nd round at par-72 La Purisima
 
Team -- 1, Ventura 380-388--768. 2, Glendale 389-391--780. 3, SBCC 391-394--784. 4, Hancock 388-399--787. 5, Citrus 390-401--791. 6, Bakersfield 416-424--840. 7, El Camino 418-427--845.
 Individual -- 1, David Aarons, SBCC, 76-72--148. 2, Etsuyuki Fukaya, Citrus, 70-79--149.
 SBCC scores -- Aarons 76-72--148, Jeff Blystone 82-74--156, Thomas McLendon 78-83--158, Kyle Rieb 80-80--160, Trevor Gorski 75-85--160, Forrest Iverson 90-83--173.


Sunday, March 4 -- Pt. Conception Invitational, first round at Marshallia Ranch, Vandenberg AFB.

Vaqueros in 5th at Pt. Conception tourney
      Gorski, Aarons shoot 75 and 76

 Trevor Gorski fired a season-low 75 and David Aarons carded a 76 for SBCC, which is fifth in a seven-team field after one round of the Pt. Conception Invitational men’s golf tourney at Marshallia Ranch.
 The Vaqueros shot 391 on the par-72 course at Vandenberg AFB, 11 shots behind the leader, Ventura. Hancock, Glendale and Citrus are second, third and fourth at 388, 389 and 390, respectively.
 Thomas McLendon added a 78 for the Vaqueros.
 “Trevor really settled down after going 5-over-par on the first three holes,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “David didn’t have a great finish but he played well.
 “La Purisima is a tough course but if we have a good second day, we could win it.”
 The final round will be played Monday at La Purisima in Lompoc, starting at 10 a.m.

Pt. Conception Invitational
At par-72 Marshallia Ranch
First round
 
Team -- 1, Ventura 380. 2, Hancock 388. 3, Glendale 389. 4, Citrus 390. 5, SBCC 391. 6, Bakersfield 416. 7, El Camino 418.
 Medalist (par 72) -- Etsuyuki Fukaya, Citrus, 70.
 SBCC scores -- Trevor Gorski 75, David Aarons 76, Thomas McLendon 78, Kyle Rieb 80, Jeff Blystone 82, Forrest Iverson 90.


Monday, Feb. 27 -- WSC No. 3, hosted by Bakersfield at Rio Bravo CC, 10 a.m.

  Iverson shoots 75 at WSC No. 3
Vaqueros take sixth, remain in second for season

 Forrest Iverson recorded a 75 and Reese Hutchins shot 77 on Monday but SBCC had an off day and finished sixth at WSC No. 3 on a cold day in Bakersfield.
 Mathias Dahl of Glendale was the medalist in the tourney, firing a 2-under 70 at Rio Bravo CC.
 Canyons shot 379 to win the seven-school event. Ventura was 12 shots back at 391, followed by Hancock and Glendale, both at 396. Hancock won a scorecard playoff for the third spot.
 The Vaqueros, 19-7 on the season, totaled 402. They remained in second place in the WSC, tied with Ventura at 12-6. Canyons leads the pack with a 17-1 record.
 “This wasn’t our best day and the conditions were real tough with temperatures in the mid-40s,“ said coach Chuck Melendez. “I was proud of the way Forrest and Reese played today.”
 The Vaqueros will host the Pt. Conception Open, a 36-hole tourney on Sunday and Monday at Marshallia Ranch and La Purisima.

WSC No. 3
At par-72 Rio Bravo CC
Bakersfield
 Team -- 1, Canyons 379. 2, Ventura 391. 3, Hancock 396 (won playoff). 4, Glendale 396. 5, Citrus 397. 6, SBCC 402. 7, Bakersfield 411.
 Medalist (par 72) -- Mathias Dahl, G, 70.
 SBCC scores -- Forrest Iverson 75, Reese Hutchins 77, Jeff Blystone 83, Thomas McLendon 83, David Aarons 84, Trevor Gorski 85.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 17-1. 2 (tie), SBCC, Ventura 12-6. 4, Hancock 9-9. 5, Glendale 8-10. 6, Citrus 3-15. 7, Bakersfield 2-16.


Monday, Feb. 13 -- WSC No. 2, hosted by SBCC at Alisal Ranch (Solvang), 10 a.m.

Vaqueros claim WSC No. 2 by a stroke
   Aarons is medalist at 1-under-par 71

 David Aarons managed his way through the wind and rain on Monday to capture medalist honors in WSC No. 2 with a 1-under 71. SBCC shot 394 on its home course to take the title by a stroke over Canyons in the seven-team men‘s golf tourney at the Alisal Ranch Course in Solvang.
 Aarons, a sophomore from Santa Barbara High, had four birdies and an eagle on the 6,500-yard layout. Trevor Gorski shot 78 and Jeff Blystone carded a 79 for the Vaqueros (18-2), who are tied for first in the WSC with Canyons at 11-1. Ventura and Glendale tied for third at 399 with the Pirates winning a card-off tiebreaker.
 “David had a phenomenal round in very difficult conditions,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “There was lots of wind and a little rain.
 “It’s a great start for us. We’ve had different people stepping up every week, which is fantastic.”
 The Vaqueros will play in WSC No. 3 on Monday, Feb. 27 at Rio Bravo CC in Bakersfield.

WSC No. 2
At par-72 Alisal Ranch
 
Team -- 1, SBCC 394. 2, Canyons 395. 3, Ventura 399 (won card-off). 4, Glendale 399. 5, Bakersfield 407. 6, Hancock 414. 7, Citrus 418.
 Medalist (par 72) -- David Aarons, SBCC, 71.
 SBCC scores -- Aarons 71, Trevor Gorski 78, Jeff Blystone 79, Reese Hutchins 80, Forrest Iverson 86, Kyle Rieb 88.
 WSC standings -- 1 (tie), SBCC, Canyons 11-1. 3, Ventura 7-5. 4 (tie), Glendale, Hancock 5-7. 6, Bakersfield 2-10. 7, Citrus 1-11.


Monday, Feb. 6 -- WSC No. 1, hosted by Canyons at Valencia CC, 10 a.m.

Vaqueros are second in WSC No. 1
  Iverson grabs third with 2-over 74

 Forrest Iverson carded a 2-over 74 on Monday, leading SBCC to second place in the first WSC tournament at Valencia Country Club.
 Iverson, a freshman from Arcata High in Humboldt County, was playing the course for the first time. He finished third behind medalists Travis Bregman and Jacob Graliezer of Canyons, who both shot 72.
 Iverson has shot 77, 74 and 74 in his first three collegiate rounds.
 Canyons won the tourney at 375. The Vaqueros were second at 399, followed closely by Hancock (400), Ventura (401) and Glendale (401). Ventura won a card-off for fourth place in the seven-team event.
 “Those are some of the highest scores I’ve seen in a while,” said SBCC coach Chuck Melendez. “The greens were hard and it was tough to keep balls on the green. They were also difficult for putting.”
 Santa Barbara’s other scores were all between 80 and 82. David Aarons shot 80, Trevor Gorski 81 and Reese Hutchins and Kyle Rieb both recorded 82s.

WSC No. 1
At par-72 Valencia CC
 
Team -- 1, Canyons 375. 2, SBCC 399. 3, Hancock 400. 4, Ventura 401 (won tiebreaker). 5, Glendale 401. 6, Citrus 409. 7, Bakersfield 414.
 Medalists -- Travis Bregman, Canyons, 72; Jacob Graliezer, Canyons, 72.
 SBCC scores -- 3, Forrest Iverson 74, David Aarons 80, Trevor Gorski 81, Reese Hutchins 82, Kyle Rieb 82, Thomas McLendon 85.
 WSC standings -- Canyons 6-0, SBCC 5-1, Hancock 4-2, Ventura 3-3, Glendale 2-4, Citrus 1-5, Bakersfield 0-6.


Tuesday, Jan. 31 -- Bakersfield Invitational, final round at Rio Bravo CC, 8 a.m.

Vaqueros grab 2nd at Bakersfield Invite
  
Iverson shoots 74 to take eighth

 Forrest Iverson fired a 2-over 74 on Tuesday at Rio Bravo CC and SBCC rallied to take second place in the Bakersfield Invitational. Iverson, a freshman from Arcata, Calif., finished eighth in the 54-player field with a total of 151..
 Canyons won the nine-team, 36-hole tourney at 739. Santa Barbara was second at 769 and Bakersfield (782) took third. Canyons shot 377 on Tuesday with SBCC six strokes back. The Vaqueros started the final round in sixth place.
 David Aarons (75-77) shot 152 for SBCC, Trevor Gorski posted a 154 (78-76) and Reese Hutchins was another stroke back at 155 (79-76).
 “I was pleasantly surprised,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “This was a more difficult course (than the first round) and we went lower (by 3 shots). We lost some strokes at the end and that’s an area we need to improve.”
 The Vaqueros will compete in WSC No. 1 on Monday at Valencia CC.

Bakersfield Invitational
Final 36-hole scores
1st rd -- At par-72 Seven Oaks CC
2nd rd -- At par-72 Rio Bravo CC
 Team -- 1, Canyons 362-377--739. 2, SBCC 386-383--769. 3, Bakersfield 384-398--782. 4, Reedley 383-400--783. 5, Hancock 381-403--784. 6, Citrus 381-404--785. Ventura 391-395--786. 8, West Hills 398-412--810. 9, Fresno 423-423--846.
 Medalist -- Derek Larson, Canyons, 73-73--146.
 SBCC scores -- Forrest Iverson 77-74--151, David Aarons 75-77--152, Trevor Gorski 78-76--154, Reese Hutchins 79-76--155, Thomas McLendon 77-80--157, Jeff Blystone 81-84--165.


Monday, Jan. 30 -- Bakersfield Invitational, first round at Seven Oaks CC, 11 a.m.

      Aarons opens with 75
Vaqueros in sixth at Bakersfield Invitational

 David Aarons shot a 3-over-par 75 on Monday at the Bakersfield Invitational and SBCC is in sixth place after the first round of the season-opening tournament at Seven Oaks CC. Aarons is a sophomore from Santa Barbara HIgh.
 Canyons leads the nine-team tourney at 362, followed by Citrus and Hancock at 381. All five Vaqueros shot in the 70s for a total of 386. Only 10 strokes separate second through seventh place.
 Freshmen Forrest Iverson and Thomas McLendon recorded 77s for SBCC, Trevor Gorski shot 78 and Reese Hutchins had a 79. The medalists were Riley Hayfield and Luke Kristo, both from Canyons, at 1-under 71.
 “We’re a young team and I was pleased, considering this is our first taste of competition,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “I’m always happy when we have five guys in the 70s. This is a pretty talented group.”

Bakersfield Invitational
First round
At par-72 Seven Oaks CC
 Team -- 1, Canyons 362. 2 (tie), Citrus, Hancock 381. 4, Reedley 383. 5, Bakersfield 384. 6, SBCC 386. 7, Ventura 391. 8, West Hills 398. 9, Fresno 423.
 Medalists -- Riley Hayfield, Canyons, 71; Luke Kristo, Canyons, 71.
 SBCC scores -- David Aarons 75, Forrest Iverson 77, Thomas McLendon 77, Trevor Gorski 78, Reese Hutchins 79, Jeff Blystone 81.


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