James H. Williams / Managing Editor
May 15, 2014
The Riverside City College Tigers won the golf program’s first California Community College Athletic Association Championship at the Victoria Country Club in Riverside May 12.
The Tigers clinched the title win over the College of the Canyons Cougars following a tiebreaker after both teams shot a 734. The tiebreaker was decided by both team’s sixth golfer.
Chabot College finished third overall with a total score of 744 followed by San Jose City College with 750.
In the afternoon round, the Tigers’ Chad Hambright shot 6-over a par of 72, which was one shot ahead of Cougars’ Mike Steward, who shot a 79.
In the overall individual standings, Eric Cross was the highest amongst the Tigers with his sixth place finish with a 73 in the morning round and a 71 in the afternoon round to finish with a total score of 144.
Josh Roquet finished seventh overall for the Tigers with a total score of 145 following scores of 74 and 71 in the two rounds.
The Cougars’ Sidney Wolf finished at the top of the overall individual standings with a total score of 139. Cross and Wolf received a individual medalist honors following the finals.
With the state title victory the Tigers became the third team to win the state title in their city in the 65-year history of the event, joining the programs such as Bakersfield College in 1979 and most recently Saddleback College at the end of the 1994 season.
The Tigers qualified for the state finals following a finished second in the Southern California Regional Championships behind the Cougars May 5.