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Canyons wins third straight WSC tourney, edging Vaqueros by two

Mikha Benedictus, a sophomore from Dos Pueblos High, made his season debut and tied for 12th with a 79. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Mikha Benedictus, a sophomore from Dos Pueblos High, made his season debut and tied for 12th with a 79. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

Canyons edged SBCC 387-389 on Monday to record its third straight WSC men's golf tournament win in WSC No. 5 at Santa Maria Country Club.

The Cougars totaled 387 to beat the Vaqueros by two strokes. Ventura was third in the nine-team field at 398.

Brennen Boulger of Antelope Valley was the medalist at even-par 72. Nobuhiko Wakaari and Jack Green of the Cougars tied for second at 74.

SBCC had three players in the top 11 – fourth-place Theo Andre-Fouet (75) and eighth-place Preston Gomersall (78) and Felix Dine (78). Trent Caraher and Mikha Benedictus tied for 12th at 79. Benedictus, a sophomore from Dos Pueblos High, was making his season debut.

Canyons moved into first place in the season standings for the first time this year. The Cougars are 37-3 and the Vaqueros are one game back at 36-4. Ventura is third at 32-8 and Glendale is fourth (23-17), one game ahead of Bakersfield.

SBCC is 67-10 on the year with two tourney wins and five second-place finishes.

The Vaqueros will travel to Palmdale on Monday to play in WSC No. 6 at Antelope Valley CC with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
 
WSC No. 5
At par-72 Santa Maria CC
Final scores
 
Team -- 1, Canyons 387. 2, SBCC 389. 3, Ventura 398. 4, Bakersfield 409. 5, Glendale 416. 6, Hancock 427. 7, Antelope Valley 434. 8, Citrus 493. 9, Victor Valley, no score.
 Medalist (par 72) -- 1, Brennen Boulger, Antelope Valley, 72. 2 (tie), Nobuhiko Wakaari, Canyons, 74; Jack Green, Canyons, 74. 4 (tie), Theo Andre-Fouet, SBCC, 75; Peter Kim, Glendale, 75; Nick Burns, Ventura, 75. 7, Jeff Rugg, Hancock, 76.
 SBCC scores -- 4 (tie), Andre-Fouet 75. 8 (tie), Preston Gomersall 78, Felix Dine 78. 12 (tie), Trent Caraher 79, Mikha Benedictus 79. 22 (tie), Brant Schenk 82.
 WSC standings -- 1, Canyons 37-3. 2, SBCC 36-4. 3, Ventura 32-8. 4, Glendale 23-17. 5, Bakersfield 22-18. 6, Hancock 15-25. 7, Antelope Valley 10-30. 8, Citrus 4-36. 9, Victor Valley 0-40.
 SBCC overall record -- 67-10.