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Andersen captures WSC Finals; Vaqueros finish third

Niels Andersen claimed the WSC Finals championship, shooting 74 and 4-under 68 at Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande. Sean Mitton and Andrew Sederlund were the co-medalists in WSC No. 10 at 1-over 73. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Niels Andersen claimed the WSC Finals championship, shooting 74 and 4-under 68 at Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande. Sean Mitton and Andrew Sederlund were the co-medalists in WSC No. 10 at 1-over 73. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

Niels Andersen shot 74 and 68 on Monday to claim the WSC Finals men's golf championship at Cypress Ridge GC in Arroyo Grande.

Andersen, a sophomore from San Marcos High, fired a 2-under 142 to beat Joey Herrera of Ventura (74-71) by three strokes in the 36-hole finals that featured 48 players. Vaquero teammate Theo Andre-Fouet tied for third at 73.

Andersen and Andre-Fouet earned All-WSC honors.

Andersen, who placed sixth in last year's State Finals, tied for fourth in WSC No. 10, then tied for his second-lowest score of the year with a 4-under 68 that earned him medalist honors in WSC No. 11.

It was the third medalist award of the year for Andersen, who's averaging 74.0. Herrera won the WSC Championship, based on stroke average in the 11 WSC tourneys. Ben Campbell of Canyons was second and Andersen was third.

Canyons won the WSC Finals team title with 753 strokes, edging Ventura by two shots. The Cougars beat the Pirates by a single stroke in WSC No. 10 (376-377) and No. 11 (377-378). The Vaqueros were third in each tourney with 383 and 385 strokes for a 785 total that was 15 back of the Cougars.

SBCC freshman Sean Mitton (Bishop, Calif.) was the medalist  in WSC No. 10 with a season-best 73. Teammate Andrew Sederlund also shot a 1-over 73, as did Daniel Taplin of Canyons.

Canyons won nine of 11 WSC tourneys this year and captured the conference title with a 73-4 record. Ventura was second at 65-12 and SBCC took third at 55-22. All three teams qualified for the Southern Cal Regional, along with Citrus, who the fourth-highest scoring team in the WSC Finals at 785.

The Southern Cal Regional will take place on Monday with a 36-hole tourney at El Camino CC in Oceanside. The State Finals will be played at Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande on Monday, May 15.
 
WSC Finals (36 holes)
At par-72 Cypress Ridge GC
Arroyo Grande
 
Team -- 1, Canyons 376-377--753. 2, Ventura 377-378--755. 3, SBCC 383-385--768. 4, Citrus 391-394--785. 5, Glendale 399-413--812. 6, Bakersfield 440-460--900. 7, Antelope Valley 493-465--958. 8, Victor Valley 460-467--977.
 Medalist -- 1, Niels Andersen, SBCC, 74-68--142 (2-under par). 2, Joey Resnick, Ventura, 74-71--145. 3 (tie), Daniel Taplin, Canyons, 73-74--147; Brandon Resnick, Ventura, 74-73--147.
 SBCC scores – 1, Andersen 74-68--142, Theo Andre-Fouet 81-73--154, Andrew Sederlund 73-86--159, Trent Caraher 82-78—160, Sean Mitton 73-89--162, Brant Schenk 84-80--164.
 Final WSC standings – 1, Canyons 73-4. 2, Ventura 65-12. 3, SBCC 55-22. 4, Citrus 43-34. 5, Glendale 39-38. 6, Victor Valley 15-62. 7, Bakersfield 9-68. 8, Antelope Valley 8-69.
 SBCC overall record – 86-39.

WSC No. 10
At par-72 Cypress Ridge GC
Arroyo Grande
 
Team -- 1, Canyons 376. 2, Ventura 377. 3, SBCC 383. 4, Citrus 391. 5, Glendale 399. 6, Bakersfield 440. 7, Victor Valley 460. 8, Antelope Valley 493.
 Medalist – 1 (tie), Sean Mitton, SBCC, 73; Andrew Sederlund, SBCC, 73; Daniel Taplin, Canyons, 73. 4 (tie), Niels Andersen, SBCC, 74; Brandon Resnick, Ventura, 74; Joshua Strong, Citrus, 74; Zack Silverman, Glendale, 74.
 SBCC scores – 1 (tie), Mitton 73, Sederlund 73. 4 (tie), Niels Andersen 74. Theo Andre-Fouet 81, Trent Caraher 82, Brant Schenk 84.
 WSC standings – 1, Canyons 66-4. 2, Ventura 59-11. 3, SBCC 50-20. 4, Citrus 39-31. 5, Glendale 36-34.

WSC No. 11
At par-72 Cypress Ridge GC
Arroyo Grande
 
Team -- 1, Canyons 377. 2, Ventura 378. 3, SBCC 385. 4, Citrus 394. 5, Glendale 413. 6, Bakersfield 460. 7, Antelope Valley 465. 8,  Victor Valley 467.
 Medalist – 1, Niels Andersen, SBCC, 68. 2, Joey Herrera, Ventura, 71. 3 (tie), Theo Andre-Fouet, SBCC, 73; Brandon Resnick, Ventura, 73.
 SBCC scores – 1, Andersen 68. 3 (tie), Andre-Fouet 73. Trent Caraher 78, Schenk 80, Sederlund 86, Mitton 89.