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Vaqueros sizzle in 2nd round to capture Pt. Conception Open

Theo Andre-Fouet, who first played for the Vaqueros in 2017, lowered his score by nine shots on Monday with a 1-under 71. (File photo by Dave Loveton/SBCC Sports Information)
Theo Andre-Fouet, who first played for the Vaqueros in 2017, lowered his score by nine shots on Monday with a 1-under 71. (File photo by Dave Loveton/SBCC Sports Information)

SBCC's first team had something to prove on Monday and prove it they did with a 372 (74.4 avg.) that lifted them to a one-stroke win in the season-opener Pt. Conception Open men's golf tournament at La Purisima Golf Club.

The Vaqueros started the second and final round of the 13-team tournament nine strokes behind SBCC's second team. The Vaquero-1 group posted a 762 to beat Palomar by a stroke and SBCC-2 (381-384) by three shots. Reedley was fourth at 768.

Preston Gomersall, SBCC's freshman standout, shot 68 on Sunday and led by five strokes. He turned in a 79 on Monday and tied for third at 147, one stroke behind the co-medalists – Dalton Davenport (75-71--146) of Cypress) and Kyoshiro Azumada (74-72--146) of Palomar.

Theo Andre-Fouet, a sophomore from France, added a 1-under 71 for the Vaqueros' first unit and Gabe Cloquet of Belgium shot 72. The Vaqueros' No. 1 team had six players between 71 and 79.

Felix Dine and Joachim Toft led the second unit with both shooting 75-76 for a 7-over total of 151. Skyler Booth and JB Jandro were two shots back at 153.

Andre-Fouet, Dine and Toft tied for seventh at 151. Zach Steinberger (78-74) was 10th and Skyler Booth and JB Jandro (153) tied for 11th in a field of 93 players.

Eleven of the 12 Vaqueros shot in the 70s on Monday.

"It was a great day to be a Vaquero," said coach Chuck Melendez. "Theo was our low scorer coming into the tourney and it was great to see him back to the way he can play on Monday.

"We're going to have great competition for our top 6 spots this year and the top 6 will have to be consistent if they hope to keep playing."

WSC No. 1, scheduled for Monday at Valencia CC, has been postponed by rain. The Vaqueros will play in the Orange Coast Tee-Off Tournament on Wed., Feb. 6 at Candlewood CC in Whittier, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Pt. Conception Open
At par-72 La Purisima GC
Final scores

 13 teams -- 1, SBCC-1 390-372--762. 2, Palomar 393-370--763. 3, SBCC-2 381-384--765. 4, Reedley 383-385--768. 5, Cypress 394-377--771. 6, Mt. SAC 402-384--786. 7, Irvine Valley 393-406--799. 8, Ventura 412-393--805. 9, Monterey Peninsula 409-409--818. 10, Mt. San Jacinto 417-406--823. 11, Bakersfield 427-410--837. 12, Taft 431-419--850. 13, Hancock no score-444.
 Medalist -- 1 (tie), Dalton Davenport, Cypress, 75-71--146; Kyoshiro Azumada, Palomar, 74-72--146. 3 (tie), Preston Gomersall, SBCC, 68-79--147; Tommy O'Rourke, Reedley, 75-72--147. 5, Zach Brown, Palomar, 73-75--148. 6, Han Seop Lee, Mt. San Antonio, 79-70--149.
 SBCC scores  -- Team 1: 3 (tie), Gomersall 68-79--147. 7 (tie), Theo Andre-Fouet 80-71--151. 10, Zach Steinberger 78-74--152. Trent Caraher 80-76--156, Gabe Cloquet 84-72--156, Brant Schenk 85-79--164. Team 2: 7 (tie), Felix Dine 75-76--151, Joachim Toft 75-76--151. 11 (tie), Skyler Booth 76-77--153, JB Jandro 77-76—153. Igor Haenel 78-80--158, Christian Mikkelstrup 83-79--162.
 SBCC record -- 12-0.