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Girls golf off to good start
Erica Hogner and Ceres High Schools varsity girls golf team defeated Patterson and Los Banos in Western Athletic Conference play last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity girls golf team began its quest for history last week.

Seeking to capture its first league title in the sport, the Bulldogs opened Western Athletic Conference play with back-to-back wins.

"If they play the way they should play, they'll have a pretty good shot at winning league," head coach Randy Cerny said.

Ceres High topped host Los Banos by 28 strokes, 204-232, on Thursday at Pheasant Run.

"A couple of my girls didn't play up to their potential," Cerny said. "Other than that, we did okay."

Bulldog Caitlin Pfaff led all golfers with an 8-over-par 44.
Ceres High's Erica Hogner, Abigail Nou and Brittany Turnbow shot 50, 51 and 59, respectively.

Freshman Morgan Pimentel paced the Tigers with a 46.

Makena Damarzio, Brianna Flores and Jillian Benitez shot 57, 62, and 67, respectively.

"She (Pimentel) put a scare into our girls," Cerny said. "She surprised everybody. Fortunately, Caitlin had a better score than she did."

Unable to field a complete lineup, Patterson lost by forfeit to host Ceres High on Sept. 3 at River Oaks.

Pfaff fired a 4-over-par 31 to lead the Bulldogs.

Hogner (32), Hannah Smith (37) and Nou (39) rounded out Ceres High's scorecard.

Tatiana Tafoya (40), Chelsea Gregory (45) and Isabelle Islas (49) competed for the Tigers.

Ceres High will host WAC-newcomer El Capitan this Thursday at 3:30 p.m.