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Canyons Goes Back-to-Back With 2019 WSC Championship

College of the Canyons closed out the 2019 regular season by winning a second straight conference championship, the program's 10th overall, at the Western State Conference Finals event held Oct. 27-28 at Camarillo Springs Golf Course.
College of the Canyons closed out the 2019 regular season by winning a second straight conference championship, the program's 10th overall, at the Western State Conference Finals event held Oct. 27-28 at Camarillo Springs Golf Course.

Story by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director 

CAMARILLO, Calif. — College of the Canyons continued its impressive 2019 campaign on Monday, winning its 19th straight conference event at Camarillo Springs golf course to close out the regular season and claim a second straight Western State Conference (WSC) championship.

COC sophomore Haruka Koda also won the conference's individual championship for a second straight season. Koda posted an even par opening round score of 72 on Sunday then followed up with a one-under 71 to finish the event at 143. Koda was named the medalist in six conference events this season, including the two-day WSC Finals, to run away with the individual conference title.

Canyons sophomores Paige Heuer, Jessie Lin and Shabana Poswal joined Koda as All-WSC honorees, while COC head coach Gary Peterson was named the conference coach of the year.

Heuer posted a two-under round of 70 in Sunday's opening round to earn medalist honors for the second time this season. She wrapped up the event with a score of 80 for a two-day total of 170, good for second overall behind Koda.

Lin followed with rounds of 76 and 77 for a total of 153 to slot into the tourney's third place spot. Poswal (170-83/87) tied for seventh overall.

Fredeliza Lieberman (178-88/90) and Delaney Young (198-103/95) also played for Canyons but had their scores dropped.

COC finished the event with a four-player score of 616 (301/315) to win by 36 strokes over second place Santa Barbara City College (652-327/325). Antelope Valley College (827-422/405) was third in the field of five scoring teams.

The Cougars were a perfect 50-0 in conference play this season and remain undefeated at 78-0 on the year having won all 10 WSC events as well as the two-day, 14-team, North-South Invitational held at Morro Bay Golf Course back on Sept. 22-23.

Canyons has now won every tournament it has played in over the last two seasons, including the 2018 CCCAA Southern California and State Championship events.

The 2019 conference crown is the program's 10th overall, and third since 2014, with all coming under Peterson.

Canyons will have a week off before teeing off at the CCCAA Southern California Regional Championships Nov. 10-11 at Via Verde Golf Club in San Dimas.

The 2019 CCCAA State Championships will be held Nov. 17-18 at Morro Bay Golf Course.

WSC No. 9 — Oct. 27, 2019 — Final 18-hole Scores
Camarillo Springs Golf Course
TEAM SCORES — 1. Canyons (301) 2. SBCC (327) 3. Antelope Valley (422) 4. Bakersfield (434) 5. Citrus (439) 6. Moorpark (NS) … CANYONS INDIVIDUAL SCORES — Paige Heuer (70-medalist); Haruka Koda (72-second place); Jessie Lin (76-third place); Shabana Poswal (83-tie sixth place); Fredeliza Lieberman (88); Delaney Young (103).

WSC No. 10 — Oct. 28, 2019 — Final 18-hole Scores
Camarillo Springs Golf Course
TEAM SCORES — 1. Canyons (315) 2. SBCC (325) 3. Antelope Valley (405) 4. Bakersfield (443) 5. Citrus (469) 6. Moorpark (NS) … CANYONS INDIVIDUAL SCORES — Haruka Koda (71-medalist); Jessie Lin (77-second place); Paige Heuer (80-tie third); Shabana Poswal (90); Fredeliza Lieberman (90); Delaney Young (95).

2019 WSC Finals — Oct. 27-28, 2019 — Final 36-hole Scores
Camarillo Springs Golf Course
TEAM SCORES — 1. Canyons (616-301/315) 2. SBCC (652-327/325) 3. Antelope Valley (827-422/405) 4. Bakersfield (877-434/443) 5. Citrus (908-439/469) 6. Moorpark (NS) … CANYONS INDIVIDUAL SCORES — Haruka Koda (143-72/71-medalist); Paige Heuer (150-70/80-second); Jessie Lin (153-76/77- third place); Shabana Poswal (170-83/87-tie seventh); Fredeliza Lieberman (178-88/90); Delaney Young (198-103/95).

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