Men’s Golf Ranks Third

Kelsey Anderson, Staff Writer

Despite the poor weather conditions Glendale College Men’s Golf Team came in third, losing by one point at Allan Hancock College WSC.

The Vaqueros are fourth overall in the Western State Conference with a 18-18 record and just two tournaments before conference finals.

“I’m more proud about how they kept it together, in the rain,” said Head Coach Greg Osbourne. “They had 8 or 9 holes left when the rain finally stopped. They got soaked”

College of the Canyons game in first with 367 points, Santa Barbara came in second with 378 and GCC third with 379.

Tavik Garabedian, freshman, had Glendale’s lowest score with 74 points. Just behind was Jin Park (75), Derrik Hubbard (76), Clayton Ojeda (76) and Ryan Miranda (78).

Osbourne expected the course to be difficult because not many of his players have played there. Ojeda remembers the course from two years ago, but didn’t finish as strong as he did, due to the rain.

“It was only difficult because of the rain,” Ojeda said. “It was also really cold so it was just a struggle.“

On April 22 at Soule Park in Ventura their final tournament is a 36- hole conference championship. The Vaqueros need to beat every team except the first and second ranked teams, CoC and SBCC making them the third team to qualify for regional’s.

“We really have to work hard to make it to regional’s,” said Osbourne. “We’re also getting closer to where my expectations were at the beginning of the year.”

The Vaqueros finish their last two tournaments at Glendora Country Club on April 8 at 11 a.m. and their home match at Oakmont Country Club April 15 at 11 a.m.