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College of the Canyons men's golf student-athlete Braden Threlkeld.

Cougars End Day in Sixth at Riverside Invitational, Threlkeld is Medalist

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director 

RIVERSIDE — College of the Canyons competed in the Riverside Invitational at Victoria Country Club on Monday, with freshman Braden Threlkeld tying for medalist honors and leading the Cougars' "A" team to a sixth-place team result.

Threlkeld's even-par score of 72 represented his best round of the season and tied with four others at Monday's event for the tourney top spot. The freshman had fired off back-to-back rounds of 77 in the first two Western State Conference (WSC) events but did not compete at WSC No. 3 hosted by Santa Barbara City College on Feb. 21. 

Evan Colburn (Ventura), Trevor Allensworth (Saddleback), Brandon Winters (Mt. SAC) and Cathan Peterson-Check joined Threlkeld as tournament medalists. 

Magnus Hansen and Dom De Luca were one back of the leaders at 73 in a three-way tie for sixth place.

Shuya Hagiwara carded a 75 in his first tournament action of the season, slotting into a tie for ninth in the individual standings.

Leo Cheng (78) and Paul Hautbourg rounded out the Cougars' top six scores of the day.

As an invitational style tourney Canyons and Saddleback College both had the luxury of entering two teams in the event.

The Canyons "A" team (Cheng, Hansen, Noe Del Campo, Kieran Bye, Threlkeld) ended the day with a combined score of 389 to finish six shots off the lead.

The Cougars' "B" team (Hautbourg, Michael Oh, De Luca, Hagiwara, Liangan Wang, Raffi Ajemian) finished 12th in the field of 15 scoring schools at 397.

Orange Coast College (383) won the event with the Saddleback "A" team (385) runner up and Santa Barbara (386) in the third spot. Ventura College (388) and Cypress College (389), which recorded the same score but won the tiebreaker with Canyons, rounded out the top five.

Canyons, still unbeaten in conference events, returns to play Monday, March 7, at the WSC event hosted by Glendale at Oakmont Country Club. Tee time is set for 10 a.m.

1. Orange Coast (383); 2. Saddleback "A" (385) 3. Santa Barbara (386) 4. Ventura (388) 5. Cypress (389) 6. Canyons "A" (389) 7. Glendale (390) 8. Riverside (391) 9. Reedley (393) 10. Mt. SAC (394) 11. Saddleback "B" (395) 12. Canyons "B" (397) 13. Desert (403) 14. Cuyamaca (407) 15. Mt. JAC (418) 16. El Camino (NS)

Braden Threlkeld (72, T-medalist); Magnus Hansen (73, T-sixth); Dom De Luca (73, T-sixth); Shuya Hagiwara (75, T-ninth); Leo Cheng (78); Noe Del Campo (79); Hautbourg (80); Michael Oh (83); Liangan Wang (86); Raffi Ajemian (87), Kieran Bye (87).

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—Photo by Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information