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Bulldogs top Hawks in golf by forfeit
Ceres High School's varsity boys golf team won by forfeit over crosstown rival Central Valley in Valley Oak League play on Tuesday, March 30 at River Oaks.

"As soon as we drove up, we saw that they only had four guys," Bulldogs head coach Scott Smith said. "They didn't have enough players so they couldn't post a score. It does take pressure off of you. You play for individual points."

Ceres High (4-5) continued its dominance over the Hawks, winning for the eighth consecutive time since the series started in 2007.

The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 206 against Central Valley (1-6).

Carter Silveira led Ceres High with a 2-over-par 33. The fourth-year player had one birdie, five pars and three bogeys.

Bulldog teammates Vince Tomao, Ian Couture, David Brazil and Blake Hurst posted rounds of 38, 42, 47 and 49 respectively.

Tomao broke 40 for the second week in a row in Ceres. He had two birdies, three pars, one bogey, two double bogeys and one triple bogey.

"He has the ability to go lower," Smith said.

Couture had three pars, three bogeys, one double bogey, one triple bogey and one quadruple bogey.

Brazil had one par, three bogeys, three double bogeys, one triple bogey and one quadruple bogey.

Hurst had one par, one bogey, six double bogeys and one double-par plus one.

Dalton Gonzalez led Central Valley with a 17-over-par 48. Adam Parikh, Robert Lerma and Va Yang posted rounds of 56, 58 and 61, respectively. The Hawks' fifth golfer wasn't allowed to play because he missed practice.

Ceres High defeated Central Valley by 69 strokes earlier this season. The match had been rescheduled due to poor weather.

Light rain fell during the beginning of last week's match.

"Once we started, I knew we were going to finish," Smith said. "The only thing that was going to drive us off was lightning."

The Bulldogs will try to extend their four-year unbeaten streak against the Hawks in 2011.

"Central Valley has a couple freshmen coming in next year who could be good," Smith said. "I'm going to have a lot of kids back. I'm only losing two players to graduation."