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Golfers improve
Ceres High School's varsity girls golf team showed marked improvement during its 207-223 loss to first-place Central Catholic on Thursday at Dryden Park.

"I'm not disappointed at all," Bulldogs head coach Randy Cerny said. "We competed."

Second-place Ceres High dropped to 6-2 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Raiders moved to 8-0 in league play.

The Bulldogs lost by 22 strokes, 143-165, to Central Catholic earlier this season.

Freshman Caitlin Pfaff led the Bulldogs with a 12-over-par 49 during the second meeting. She finished just one stroke behind Central Catholic's Joanna Nguyen. Pfaff moved into second place in the Western Athletic Conference individual standings.

"Nothing surprises me about Caitlin anymore," Cerny said. "She's only going to get better."

Bulldog teammates Arleen Xayasone, Erica Hogner and Kinsey Ward shot 51, 59 and 64, respectively.

Xayasone and Central Catholic's Courtney Kim posted the third-best scores of the day.

"We could have done better," Cerny said. "We had a couple of girls that had trouble keeping their balls inbounds. That added eight strokes to our team score."

CHS 159, Pacheco 209

Ceres High avoided a major upset when it bested the winless Panthers by 50 strokes on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at River Oaks Golf Course.

Pfaff fired a 9-over-par 36.

Xayasone carded a 37.

Hogner had a 42.

Ward and Jessica Ellsworth posted identical rounds of 44.

Hawks 234, Tigers 235

Wolves 209, Hawks 249

Central Valley High School's varsity girls golf team secured a split in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.

The Hawks edged host Patterson by one stroke, 234-235, on Thursday.

Lizette Ayala, Marlen Diaz, Jocelyn Camarillo and Martina Bernal posted the four lowest scores for Central Valley.

Ayala led the Hawks with a 52.

Diaz, Camarillo and Bernal fired 58, 59 and 65, respectively.

Hawk teammates Wynter Bratenas and Sarah Mckee finished with rounds of 67 and 71.

"To have three girls under 60 at the Ranch Course at Diablo Grande is awesome," Hawks head coach Kelly Wheelock said. "The Ranch Course is the toughest place to play in the entire league and Patterson is one of the top teams so I'm very proud of my girls."

Central Valley lost 209-249 to Livingston on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Rancho Del Rey Golf Course.

Bratenas carded a 60.

Camarillo, Ayala, Diaz and Megan Hunter shot 62, 63, 64 and 67, respectively.

Bernal had a 68.