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Mt. SAC Men’s Golf Opens Season with a Third in Pt. Conception Invite

2020 Mt. SAC Men's Golf Team
2020 Mt. SAC Men's Golf Team

(Lompoc, CA) A season-opening third place finish (2nd place tie) by the Mt. SAC Men's Golf Team got 2020 underway at the Pt. Conception Invitational at the La Purisima Golf Course Sunday and Monday (Jan. 26 & 27).

The event, hosted by Santa Barbara City College, was the largest in tournament history with 20 teams entered.

The Mounties and Cypress College finished in a tie for second with identical 793 two-round scores, but the Chargers were awarded second per a sixth-man tie-breaker rule.

Cypress had the best team round on Monday with a 398 score. Mt. SAC was a stroke back with a 399. The Mounties shot a second-best 394 on day one of the tourney.

Reedley College led the field with a 781 for first place at the Par-72 course and Preston Gomersall was low medalist of the tourney with a 150 (71-79).

Mt. SAC was led by Blake Copeland with a 158 (76-82). Copeland, a sophomore, was tied for seventh after the first round and finished 16th overall out of 116 entrants.

Finishing behind Copeland for the Mounties was Felix Tsui (79-81) and Kotaro Noda (77-83) with a 160. One stroke back was freshman Ben Sanders (87-74). Sanders' 74 was the lowest round on day two.

Sophomore James Johnson (83-79) carded a 162, followed by Tommy Chung (79-87) with a 166.

Mt. SAC will play in the Orange Empire Classic, hosted by Cypress College, Monday (Feb. 3) at Candlewood Country Club in Whittier).

Pt. Conception Open
At par-72 La Purisima GC

Two Rounds, Final

Team Results: 1. Reedley 378-403--781; 2. Cypress 395-398--793; 3. Mt. San Antonio 394-399--793; 4. Santa Barbara 402-399--801; 5. Irvine Valley 396-408--804; 6. Ventura 395-419--814; 7. Palomar 401-418--819; 8. Saddleback 416-411--827; 9. Mt. San Jacinto 420-411--831; 10. Monterey Peninsula 425-417--842; 11. Napa Valley 424-429--853; 12. Bakersfield 434-423--857; 13. Modesto 422-443--865; 14. Desert 454-426--880; 15. Antelope Valley 452-437--889; 16. Hancock 465-459--924; 17. Citrus 464-476--940; 18. Victor Valley 486-487--973; 19. Glendale 436-NS; 20. Taft, no score.

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