By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
MORRO BAY, Calif. — College of the Canyons finished the two-day 36-hole Morro Bay North-South Invitational with a four-player score of 630 (320/310) to top runner up College of the Desert (650-325/325) and third place Sierra College (659-326/333) on the same course that will host the 2018 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) state championship in November.
The annual event attracted a field of 14 of the top women's golf programs from across the state.
Canyons freshman Haruka Koda, who has earned medalist honors at two WSC events this season, finished third overall in Morro Bay with a score of 154 (79/75).
COC freshman Paige Heuer equaled her best round of the season with a score of 76. That gave the Hart High School grad a two-day total of 157 (81/76) to rank sixth in the tournament's individual standings.
Canyons freshman Jessie Lin, who was the medalist at the WSC event in Santa Barbara earlier this month, finished a stroke behind at 158 (81/77) to take seventh place.
Sophomore Joanna Roecker tied for 13th at 164 (79/85). Sophomore Gina Chung (170-88/82) and freshman Shabana Poswal (178-92/86) weren't far off the pace but did not factor into the scoring for Canyons this time around.
Canyons will next compete at the WSC event hosted by Citrus College at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 1. COC will then host its home tourney at Elkin's Ranch on Oct. 8.
The conference portion of the schedule concludes Oct. 28-29 at the WSC Championships at Alisal River Golf Course in Solvang.
Morro Bay North-South Invitational — Sept. 24-25, 2018 — Final Team Scores
1. Canyons (320-310—630) 2. Desert (325-325—650) 3. Sierra (326-333—659) 4. SBCC (337-329—666) 5. Reedley (343-340—683) 6. Modesto (350-347—697) 7. Fresno City (359-361—720) 8. Napa Valley (367-362—729) 9. Mt. SAC (365-368—733) 10. San Joaquin Delta (378-379—757) 11. Bakersfield (400-372—772) 12. Moorpark (406-379—785) 13. Citrus (398-389—787) 14. American River (426-396—822)
Morro Bay North-South Invitational — Canyons Individual Scores
Haruka Koda (154 --79/75-3rd place); Paige Heuer (157--81/76-6th place); Jessie Lin (158--81/77); Joanna Roecker (164 --79/85); Gina Chung (170--88/82); Shabana Poswal (178--92/86).
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