Vaq Shines at Golf Finals

Jonathan Williams, Sports Editor

As the sole competitor to qualify for the California Community Colleges Athletic Association men’s golf championship match in Riverside, freshman Evin Davis fell short of capturing the state title.

Davis finished sixth in the overall standings, only five shots behind the leader College of the Canyons sophomore Sidney Wolf. Davis shot a 70 and posted the best score of the morning round with three other players, local Wes Hatton of Riverside and Johnny Greco of San Jose College. After a second round 74, Davis finished with a 144 even-par.

The hosts of the tournament, Riverside City College, took top honors after a tiebreaker after both rounds. Riverside’s Chad Hambright and Canyons Mike Stewart went head-to-head to decide the state champs. Hambright’s second round score of 78 edged out Stewart’s 79 by 1-stroke.

Despite his sixth place finish, Davis nodded all-state honors with four other competitors. Davis, Greg Robarge of Ventura, Marc Reyes of Orange Coast and Eric Cross of Riverside. Greco was also part of the all-state honors.

It marked the end of the postseason road for the Vaqueros and Coach Todd Tyni’s first year as head coach. Tyni was hired at the beginning of the season after 24 years of coaching high school golf within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since 2009, Tyni has served as a adjunct faculty member on campus.

Many of Tyni’s former players moved on to play golf at the collegiate level, including many local community colleges and the NCAA.