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Mory fires 69 for medalist honors in season debut

Felix Mory, a freshman from France, carded a 3-under 69 in his SBCC debut to earn medalist honors.
Felix Mory, a freshman from France, carded a 3-under 69 in his SBCC debut to earn medalist honors.

Felix Mory made a memorable debut with the SBCC men's golf team, firing a 3-under-par 69 on Monday to take medalist honors in the season-opening Bakersfield Tournament.

The freshman from Bourghelles, France topped the field by three shots at Seven Oaks Country Club. He could have gone even lower if he hadn't three-putted on two of the last four holes.

"It was a great round by Felix," said coach Chuck Melendez. "We played well in our first appearance."

Ventura leads the seven-team field at 379, two strokes better than SBCC and Reedley. It's a two-day tourney but the Vaqueros chose to play in the first round only.

Carson Curtis, a freshman from Dos Pueblos High, shot 75 for the Vaqueros. Forrest Iverson, Alec Constantinides and Jake DePass posted 79s.

SBCC will compete in WSC No. 1 on Feb. 10 at Valencia CC. A week later, the Vaqueros will host WSC No. 2 at The Alisal Ranch Course in Solvang.

Bakersfield Tournament
First round
At par-72 Seven Oaks CC

 Team – 1, Ventura 379. 2 (tie), SBCC, Reedley 381. 4, Citrus 393. 5, Bakersfield 395. 6, Hancock 403. 7, Glendale 405.
 Medalist – 1, Felix Mory, SBCC, 69. 2 (tie), Darren Lee, Ventura, 72; BJ Masters, Reedley, 72.
 SBCC scores – Mory 69, Carson Curtis 75, Forrest Iverson 79, Alec Constantinides 79, Jake DePass 79, Nick Rae 84.