Men’s golf falls

Marcus Castro, Reporter

Bakersfield College men’s golf is still looking for answers early on in the season.

The team had a home event at Rio Bravo Country Club on Feb. 23.

College of the Canyons once again took first place with a team score of 386. The BC men’s team placed fifth with a team score of 420.

“We took fifth. We’ve been there all year and we need to improve,” said head coach Bob Paillet.

Santa Barbara City College’s Jonny Hogan placed first as an individual with a score of 71.

As usual, Jeremy Choi led the team with a score of 80.

“He’s [Choi] not up to his normal standards but he’ll bounce back,” said Paillet.

Brad Chamberlain shot an 81. “He just made a couple of mistakes but overall he played good. I see him doing well over the second half of the season,” said Paillet.

Jerran Walter shot an 83, Tal Pruett shot an 87, and Browdy Carroll shot an 89.

The team played in the Pt. Conception Open on March 1-2. This was a two-day tournament that was played at separate courses. The first course they played was Marshallia Ranch Golf Course, and the second course they played at was La Purmisa Golf Course.

Once again Hogan of SBCC took the top spot of the tournament. He shot a 69 at both courses leading his team to a second place score of 763.

BC men placed 14th overall with a score of 853.

BC hopes to bounce back at Ventura College on March 9 and at the Perterson Tourney on March 16.