Central Valley’s varsity boys golf program wrapped up the first half of the Central California Conference campaign last week.
The Hawks competed at the CCC Mid-Season Tournament on Thursday at Diablo Grande.
Freshman Matteo Bonales posted the second-best score in the individual standings.
Bonales carded a 3-over-par 75.
“He enjoys competing,” Central Valley head coach Scott Edwards said. “He wants to be the best guy on the course. He sets a standard. Hopefully, it’s pushing the other guys to work harder.”
Hawk teammates Kadin Richardson, Thomas Carrillo, Navraj Dosanjh and Marcos Gonzalez shot 113, 117, 129 and 156, respectively.
Central Valley totaled a 590 on its way to finishing sixth overall as a team.
The Hawks finished ahead of Merced, which didn’t have enough players to post a team score.
Buhach Colony (421), El Capitan (511), Atwater (498), Patterson (512) and Golden Valley (518) took first, second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
“We could have shot 70-80 strokes better. But we had to shuffle our lineup for an unexpected reason.”Coach Scott Edwards
“We could have shot 70-80 strokes better,” Edwards said. “But we had to shuffle our lineup for an unexpected reason.”
Patterson edged host Central Valley by 12 strokes, 182-194, on March 25 at St. Stanislaus.
Bonales earned low-medalist honors with a 28.
Carrillo and Frankie Marquez fired identical scores of 40.
Dosanjh and Richardson shot 42 and 44, respectively.
The Hawks (2-4) tied for fourth place with Patterson and Golden Valley during the first half of the CCC dual season.
“I knew it was going to be a development year,” Edwards said. “We just need to find a way to improve our ranking as a team.”
The top three teams qualify for the postseason.
“Something crazy has to happen for us to have a chance at playoffs,” Edwards said.