James ties for first in WSC tourney
October 8, 2008
Filed under Features
Women’s golf coach Larry Cook had four golfers play at the RiverLakes links as Bakersfield College hosted the Western State Conference tournament on Sept. 29, yet only three were scored.
Cook watched as sophomore Katie Jones, freshman Katherine James, freshman Debbie Osborn and freshman Ellen Krause played throughout the day.
BC’s James tied for first place in individual play, with Santa Barbara’s Asaka Sim, as James shot a 7-over-par 79. The win for James marks her second win, yet the BC women’s golf team was not scored as a team, due to Jones’ right shoulder injury on the seventh hole.
Jones withdrew from the tournament, which cost the BC team a team score in which each team is required four individual scores to count as a team.
Santa Barbara City College won first place in team play with the overall team score of 327, College of the Canyons finished second with a 348, Moorpark College finished third with a 373, Glendale Community College finished fourth with a 401, and Citrus College was not scored due to their roster only having three golfers on the day.
BC’s Krause finished with a score of 89 and teammate Osborn finished with a score of 87.
Cook said about the tournament, “We fell off the charts.we didn’t take advantage of our hometown edge. They didn’t play to their abilities.”
Cook still has confidence in his athletes. “I hope that all three continuous players make the playoffs,” he said.
Cook said about BC’s conference, the Western State Conference, “Our conference dominates the state [in golf],” and added, “We’re developing student athletes for the next level.”
BC women’s golf team record is fourth in the WSC standings, and its next tournament is Oct. 5-7 at Cal State University Monterey Bay at the Lady Otter Invitational where the BC women’s golf team will compete against 12 university level teams in non-conference play.