By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
CHINO HILLS, Calif. — Nobuhiko Wakaari continued his marvelous run through the 2019 season with a four-under round of 68 to tie for medalist honors at the Southern California Regional Preview played at Los Serranos Country Club on Monday.
Canyons finished fourth in the field of 16 teams with a five-man score of 369. That matched the total turned in by third place Santa Barbara City College, but the Vaqueros' had a sixth-man score that was one stroke better than COC.
Orange Coast College (357) won the event and Mt. San Antonio College (367) was runner up. Palomar College (371) was fifth overall.
Wakaari's score of 68 tied with Connor O'Hern at Orange Coast College. The COC freshman has now carded under-par scores in the last three events dating back to March 18.
The Cougars return to conference play on Monday, April 15 at WSC No. 8 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course.
Canyons continues to hold first place in the WSC standings with a conference record of 53-3.
1. Orange Coast (357) 2. Mt. SAC (367) 3. SBCC (369-tiebreaker) 4. Canyons (369) 5. Palomar (371) 6. Cypress (376) 7. Irvine Valley (381) 8. Desert (382) 9. Ventura (383) 10. Bakersfield (387) 11. Riverside City (389) 12. Saddleback (390) 13. Glendale (391) 14. Mt. San Jacinto (415) 15. Cuyamaca (no score) 16. El Camino (no score).
CANYONS INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Nobuhiko Wakaari (68) – Tie Medalist; James Wilkes (73); Matt Mansholt (75); Jules Lavigne (75); Anguerrand Voisin (78); Tom Sims (80).
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