Oaks Christian sophomore Max Emberson wins Southern Section individual golf title

Sophomore Max Emberson, of Oaks Christian, shot 8-under 64 to win the Southern Section individual golf championship on Thursday at Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course. He held on for a one-stroke victory over Nixon Lauritzen of Temescal Canyon.

Emberson finished second at the Northern regional qualifier on Monday.

The top four team scores advance to CIF/SCGA Regional tournament on May 22 at Serranos Golf Course. San Marcos, Palm Desert, Orange Lutheran and Oaks Christian move on.

Emberson shot 1-under 70 last year as a freshman to tie for 12th at the state championships.

He's a resident of Thousand Oaks and continues the strong tradition of outstanding golfers from Ventura County.

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