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Golfers fall to 4-3 in standings
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The Ceres High boys golf team posted three scores in the 30s during its 183-204 loss to Beyer at Modesto Municipal Golf Course on Thursday.

"We didn't play bad," said Ceres coach Butch Mendonca.

Beyer's performance was flawless.

"They have kids that are into golf," Mendonca said.

"They play year-round. They just don't play seasonal."

The Patriots improved to 7-0 overall, 5-0 in the Modesto Metro Conference.

The Bulldogs fell to 4-3 overall, 2-3 in the MMC standings.

"We should be able to beat all the other teams in the league," Mendonca said.

Nick Wilcox shot a 1-over-par 36 for Ceres. Jeff Warn, Chad Jantz, Bobby McFarlane and Ron Fry fired 36, 38, 39 and 46, respectively.

Wilcox had two birdies, five pars, one bogey and one double bogey.

Warn had one birdie, five pars, two bogeys and one double bogey.

Jantz had two birdies, three pars, three bogeys and one triple bogey.

McFarlane had two pars, five bogeys, one double bogey and one triple bogey.

"I expect Bobby to play better than that," Mendonca said.

Fry had three pars, three bogeys, one double bogey and two triple bogeys. The freshman continues to improve everyday.

"I'm happy with the way he's progressing," Mendonca said.

Brandon Green led the Patriots with an even-par 35. Daniel Max carded a 1-over 36. Casey Sheppard and Daniel Indelicato both finished with 37s. Garrett McKay fired a 38.

Dawgs edge Knights

Ceres struggled at Modesto Creekside Golf Course on Tuesday, March 15.

The Bulldogs posted just one score in the 30s en route to a 219-222 win against Downey.

"We didn't play very good but we still won," Mendonca said.

"You usually have to have two or three guys score in the 30s to win."

Wilcox, Warn and McFarlane shot 39, 40 and 44, respectively, for the Bulldogs. Jantz and Kyle Dyke both carded a 48.

Wilcox shot three strokes over par. He had six pars and three bogeys.

Warn shot four strokes over par. He had one birdie, four pars, three bogeys and one double bogey.

McFarlane, Ceres' No. 4 player, posted a 12-over-par 48 at Creekside on March 3. He showed improvement while competing against the Knights. McFarlane shot eight strokes over par. He had one birdie, four pars, one bogey, one double bogey and two triple bogeys.

Jantz, Ceres' No. 3 player, carded a 2-over 38 at Creekside on March 3 and an even-par 35 during a practice round at Modesto Muni on March 14. He shot 12 strokes over par against Downey. Jantz had two pars, two bogeys, and five double bogeys.

Dyke had one birdie, four bogeys, three double bogeys and one triple bogey. Dyke is Ceres' No. 5 player.

Dawgs place 13th

Ceres placed 13th overall in a field of 24 at the Sal Aiello Memorial Tournament at Discovery Bay Country Club on Monday.

The Bulldogs shot a combined 80-over-par 435.

"Overall, I'm pretty happy with how we played," Mendonca said. "The course we played on was pretty tough. Sixteen of the 18 holes had water."

Miramonte High School won the team title, while Monte Vista took second.

Ceres finished ahead of Modesto Metro Conference rivals Johansen and Downey.

"We beat all the teams in our league except Beyer," Mendonca said. "We lost by four strokes to Beyer."

No Bulldogs placed.

Wilcox and Warn both shot 7-over-par 78s.

Jantz, McFarlane and Tyler Smith carded 85, 87 and 107, respectively. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff Reporter of The Ceres (Calif.) Courier