BC golf lands sixth

Marcus Castro, Reporter

Bakersfield College men’s golf team recently competed in two Western State Conference tournaments.

The team traveled down to Valencia on Feb. 9 to play in the first WSC tournament hosted by College of the Canyons.

COC took first in the tournament with a team score of 373. Canyons own Eric Kim took first overall with a score of 71.

Second and third place were separated by two strokes. Santa Barbara City College took second with a team score of 386, and Ventura College took third with a team score of 388.

The BC men’s golf team fell short as they tied for sixth place with Citrus College. Both BC and Citrus shot a team score of 410.

Once again, Jeremy Choi led BC’s men’s golf team with a score of 77. First year BC golfer Brad Chamberlain shot a 79; his score was the second best on the team.

Coach Bob Paillet, regarding Chamberlain, said, “He’s starting to put some scores that I thought he could at the beginning of the year.”

The rest of BC’s team shot above 80. PJ Carmichael shot an 81, Jerren Walter shot an 84, and Jarret Buntley shot an 89.

The team traveled to Santa Barbara on Feb. 16 to compete in the second WSC tournament hosted by SBCC.

COC once again took first with a team score of 374. Santa Barbara’s Johnny Hogan led the tournament with the top score of 72.

BC finished sixth overall with a team score of 407. Choi led the team with a score of 79.

Walter shot a score of 80 and got a hole-in-one on the ninth hole. The ninth hole was a par-3 with a distance of 210 yards. BC’s program hadn’t seen an ace in six years.

The rest of the team shot in the 80s. Chamberlain shot an 80, Carmichael shot an 80, and Browdy Carroll shot an 88.