Dons’ Doub holds off Villa to claim Channel League golf title

Sophomore Isabella Doub capped her first season as a Santa Barbara High golfer by winning the Channel League Individual Championship on Wednesday at Soule Park in Ojai.

Isabella Doub wins the Channel League individual girls golf title in her first year playing for the Dons. (Presidio Sports photo)

Doub fired a second-round 3-over 75 to finish at 152 and beat defending champion Vanesa Villa of Dos Pueblos by four shots. Villa shot a 76 after an 80 on Tuesday.

Doub birdied No. 9 to finish with a 37 on the front nine. She started the back nine with a double bogey but recovered and parred five holes.

“She’s the best golfer we’ve ever had,” Santa Barbara coach Ryan Throop said of Doub. “She’s very consistent and has a beautiful swing. She’s getting college-level scores as a sophomore in high school.

“It was great to see her and Vanesa really compete.”

Doub, Villa (156), Isabella Muschamp of Buena (168), DP’s Bekah Beveridge (168) and Santa Barbara’s Saralisa Ortega (177) all qualified for the CIF Northern Regional Individual Championship on Oct. 31 at River Ridge GC in Oxnard. Santa Barbara’s Olivia Fanaro (6th at 178) and Melissa Jewkes of San Marcos (7th at 180) are alternates. Jewkes shot a 40 on the front nine on Wednesday.

Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos tied for the Channel League team title will advance to the CIF Northern Regional Team Championship on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Soule Park.