Defending state champ College of the Canyons remain perfect, take home title at fourth straight event

Defending state champ College of the Canyons remain perfect, take home title at fourth straight event

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)