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Bonales second in tourney
Matteo Bonales

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.