Central Valley High School freshman Matteo Bonales posted the third-best score at the Central California Conference Varsity Boys Golf Championships on April 30 at Rancho Del Rey.
Bonales carded a 7-over-par 79.
“He expects to play at a high level,” Hawks’ coach Scott Edwards said. “He’s put in the time where he’s developed confidence in his game. Golf is a daily priority for Matteo.”
Bonales shot even par on the back nine at the CCC Year-End Tournament.
“He was really frustrated with how he was playing at the halfway point,” Edwards said. “I told him to relax and he’d be fine. He recovered and was able to finish strong. For him to do what he did was definitely impressive.”
Thomas Carrillo, Kadin Richardson, Dylan Jacobson and Marcos Gonzalez rounded out the Hawks’ scorecard with rounds of 112, 120, 126 and 139.
Central Valley (576) placed last in the team standings.
Buhach Colony (424), El Capitan (463), Golden Valley (474), Atwater (485), Patterson (487) and Merced (569) took first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, respectively.
The Hawks compiled a 3-9 record while taking sixth during the CCC dual campaign.
“As a team, we definitely improved as the season went on, but did not play well in the tournament."Coach Scott Edwards
“As a team, we definitely improved as the season went on, but did not play well in the tournament,” Edwards said. “Hopefully, we can learn from it and get better. We don’t lose anybody from the team to graduation. We just need to create more interest and develop depth.”