Eckels Qualifies for Regional; Named Second Team All Conference

Date:  April 26,2010      Host:  Foothill Conference Finals   Site:  Rancho Vista Golf Course  Palmdale  36 holes       Weather:  Sunny Warm with moderate afternoon winds
Summary:   Individual Conference Finals:  The 36 holes played at the Rancho Vista Golf Club in Palmdale proved to be a true test for the Conference.  Rancho Vista loaded up with their tournament pin placements and add walking 36 holes and a steady wind in the afternoon proved to be a real test of players abilities.  In the first round Justin Walker lead the way with his seasons best shooting a 77.   Dave Aguilar and Joey Eckles played well with a 78 and 79 respectively.  The Second Round proved to be a little tougher but Dave Aguilar 79 played well and was the only player to break 80 in both rounds.   Joey Eckles hung on to finish with a second round 80.  Dave Aguilar has been a contender for a Regional Slot all year and he fought hard to be the strongest finisher on the team, but in the long run he was eliminated from the Regional by just 2 strokes.  Joey Eckles who has played in the top ten players held on and will go on to the regional.    Joey Eckles was also named to the Second All Conference Team.  Congratulations go out to Paul Lim of COD who put together 69/69 to become the Conference individual winner. Paul also scored below par in about half of his rounds played this year.     Team Play:  In spite of back to back victories in the Conference Final Mt. SAC was unable to beat out COD who went on to win the Foothill Conference Championship.   El Camino College who was tied with Long Beach coming into the finals and out played Long Beach to take over the the third place slot.
Individual Scores:   
Round #1       Justin Walker  77   Dave Aguilar  78   Joey Eckles  79    Shane Chua 83   Nate Guingab  85   Joey Eckles goes to Regional
Round #2       Dave Aguilar    79   Joey Eckles  80   Justin Walker  84  Shane Chua  85  Nate Guingab 89 
Team Scores:
Round #1       Mt. SAC  370   COD   379   AVC   398   ECC  408   LBCC  416
Round #2       Mt. SAC  387   COD   388   ECC   392   LBCC 393  AVC   405
Standings:   1. College of the Desert  55-12-1   2. Mt. San Antonio College   51-15-2   3. El Camino   38-29-1    
                                                              These Teams Move on to Regionals
                  4.  Long Beach  36-31-1               5.  Antelope Valley College   34-33-1   5. Mt San Jacinto College  13-47-0   6.  Victor Valley College  0-60-0 
Next Match  April 10,2010    So. California Regionals       SCGA Golf Club Murrieta   36 Holes    7:00am