PALMDALE, Calif. — Sophomore Haruka Koda took home medalist honors in a third straight conference event as College of the Canyons took the top three individual spots and another team victory at Antelope Valley Country Club on Monday.
Canyons carded a four-player score of 312 to outlast runner-up Santa Barbara City College (338). Citrus College (429) was a distant third followed by Bakersfield College (431) in fourth and Antelope Valley College (431) which settled for a fifth after a card-off with the Renegades.
Koda finished an even par round of 72 with teammate Jessie Lin the next closest in second place at a three-over mark of 75.
Paige Heuer tied with another golfer for third place with a score of 79.
Fredeliza Lieberman took eighth with a score of 86.
Shabana Poswal shot a round of 89 but did not factor into COC's final score.
Canyons now boasts a team record of 20-0 to top the Western State Conference (WSC) standings. SBCC is in second place at 16-4 and AVC is third with a 10-10 record.
The Cougars, who also won at the two-day Morro Bay North-South Invitational last week,are back in action at WSC No. 5 on Monday, Oct. 7, at Kern River Golf Course in Bakersfield.
WSC No. 4 — Sept. 30, 2019 — Final Team Scores
1. Canyons (312) 2. SBCC (338) 3. Citrus (429) 4. Bakersfield (431-card off) 5. Antelope Valley (431) 6. Moorpark (NS).
WSC No. 4 — Sept. 30, 2019 — Canyons Individual Scores
Haruka Koda (72-medalist); Jessie Lin (75-second place); Paige Heuer (79-tie third place); Fredeliza Lieberman (86-eighth); Shabana Poswal (89).
(College of the Canyon athletics)