Friday, May 4, 2012

Golf Team Finishes Second in OEC; Paul Gomez is Player of the Year

The Chargers earned a second-place finish at the Orange Empire Conference championship, and Cypress College’s Paul Gomez was named the OEC Player of the Year. Gomez posted a total of 666 strokes through nine events, for an average of 74.0.

Gomez was also a 2012 All-Orange Empire Conference selection.

With those tournament results, the team moves on to the Southern California Regionals.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chargers Sweep Field with 10 Stroke Victory

Kyle Pollema shot a 69 to pace the Chargers in a 7-0 rout at El Prado.

Kyle Pollema
Placentia, Calif. - Cypress College showed why it has what it takes to make a serious run at a state championship this season after pulling away to a 7-0 match sweep with a score of 368 which beat  its closest competitor by 10 strokes - Orange Coast College who finished a distant second.

Kyle Pollema shot a three under par 69 to earn medalist honors and lead a Charger attack that included a pair of three over 74's by Paul Gomez and Ben Slobodien, a four over 75 by Kevin Kim, a 76 by Forbes Collins and a 77 by Dennis Waites.

Cuyamaca finished the day in third place with 379, Palomar came in fourth with a 385, Santiago Canyon (386) edged out Irvine Valley (387) by a stroke, and Saddleback (388) finished one shot ahead of last place Riverside Community College with a 389.

The Chargers 7-0 victory kept them in playoff position by putting them five wins ahead of Santiago Canyon in second place.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cypress Finishes Fourth at Victoria Country Club

Chargers keep pace with Coast but lose ground to Santiago Canyon.

Paul Gomez
Riverside, Calif. - Paul Gomez and Ben Slobodien each shot a team-low 78 for Cypress College to finish tied for 9th place individually.

As a team, Cypress went 4-3 by finishing five shots behind third place Cuyamaca (395). Santiago Canyon took top honors with a 386, five shots ahead of host Riverside Community College at 391.

Orange Coast finished two shots behind Cypress in fifth place with a 402. Palomar ended the afternoon three shots better than Saddleback College (409), while Irvine Valley rounded out the field with a 420.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cypress Finishes Fourth at Twin Oaks

Paul Gomez finishes one over par for the Chargers.

Paul Gomez
San Marcos, Calif. - Cypress College finished 10 shots behind Orange Coast College to take fourth place with at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, Calif. on Wednesday.

The Pirates combined to shoot a team low 372, Saddleback College finished in second place with a 377 and Palomar ended the day four shots ahead of the Chargers with a 378.

Paul Gomez was the only Cypress Charger to finish in the top 10 on Wednesday, while OCC's Chris Cochran earned medalist honors with a round-low 71.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Chargers Finish One Stroke Behind Pirates

Forbes Collins shot a team-low 74 in the match.

Forbes Collins
El Cajon, Calif. - Chargers miss winning second straight tournament by a stroke in a 377-378 loss to Orange Coast College at the Oak Glen Golf Club in El Cajon, Calif. on March 12.

Freshman Forbes Collins led the Chargers with a two over 74, followed by teammate Paul Gomez who shot a 75 for the Chargers. OCC's Kyle Frame earned medalist honors with an even par round of 72.

The Pirates landed four players in the top 11 spots to edge Cypress by one shot on the afternoon.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cypress Golf Pulls into First Place Tie in State Rankings

Cypress Wins at Tijeras Creek by five shots; Ben Slobodien shoots a one-under 71.
Ben Slobodien
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. - Cypress men's golf moved into a tie for first place in the state rankings after an impressive five-stroke victory over Orange Coast College at the Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita on March 5.

Sophomore Ben Slobodian tied for medalist honors with a team-leading 71 on the day. Paul Gomez ended his day just three shots behind Slobodien with a two over par 74. Kevin Kim and Dennis Waites both shot a five over 77's, while Kyle Pollema ended his day 10 over par with an 82. Angel Sotelo's score didn't factor into the win.

The strong performances by Slobodien and Gomez gave the Chargers two of the lowest three rounds of the day. This year's team looks much improved from last year, and the pundits have taken notice by giving the Chargers a top ranking in the state along with Orange Coast, College of the Desert, and College of the Canyons.

Individually, Cypress has four golfers ranked in the Top 25. Paul Gomez is seventh with a 74 average. Slobodien is a half a shot back in 12th place with a 74.5. Kevin Kim and Dennis Waites are tied in 21st place with a 76, and 77 average. Angel Sotelo's 76 average is good enough for 33rd place in the state rankings, while Kyle Pollema's 77.5 has him in a tie for 39th position. Forbes Collins rounds out the Chargers in the field with a 78.5, 54th place ranking.

Cypress will head down to the Sycuan Golf Course in El Cajon on Monday March 12 to play its next match of the year.

3/05      Tijeras Creek (par 72)      Score   (W-L)            

Cypress                                         373       7-0                         
Orange Coast                                378       6-1                              
Riverside                                       393       5-2                            
Palomar                                         395       4-3                     
Cuyamaca                                     402       3-4                   
Saddleback                                   404    * 2-5                        
Santiago Canyon                          404       1-6                              
Irvine Valley                                 435       0-7

Ben Slobodian                                71
Paul Gomez                                    74
Kevin Kim                                     77
Dennis Waites                                77
Kyle Pollema                                 82
Angel Sotelo                                  X

Overall Record

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chargers Finish Third at Conference Match

Kyle Pollema
A pair of 83's cost Cypress the win.

Downey, Calf. - The Cypress College men's golf team finished in third place at its Orange Empire Conference opener on Wednesday at Rio Hondo Golf Course in Downey, Calif.

The Chargers Kyle Pollema earned medalist honors after shooting a one over 73. Saddleback's Brian Boermeester and Orange Coast's Jaime Moreno tied Pollema with 73's as well.

Orange Coast went 7-0 to win the team competition. Santiago Canyon finished 6-1 to take second, and Cypress ended the day with a 5-2 mark to finish in third place. Riverside went 4-3, Cuyamaca 3-4, Palomar 2-4, Saddleback 1-6, and Irvine Valley  0-7.

The Chargers had a good shot to win the event they were hosting but a pair of 83's by the No. 1 and No. 6 players proved the difference in a five-stroke loss, 380-385. The field consisted of eight total schools - Orange Coast (1st Place - 380), Santiago Canyon (2nd - 384), Cypress College (3rd - 385), Riverside C.C. (4th - 388), Cuyamaca (5th - 391), Palomar (6th, 394), Saddleback (7th - 398), Irvine Valley (8th - 404).

For the Chargers, Kevin Kim finished second on the team with a 75, Angel Sotelo shot a 76, Ben Slobodien finished with a 78, and John Beliakoff had an 83. Cypress' No. 1 player Forbes Collins also put up an 83 for the Chargers.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Men's Golf Begins Year Strong

The Cypress College men's golf team is off to a good start this season by finishing tied for third place in its season opening tournament, and another strong finish in its second outing of the year.

Check back for complete recaps and scores.