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Bulldog standout wins MVP
Jayson Homsombath
Ceres High boys golf standout Jayson Homsombath was named Most Valuable Player of the Western Athletic Conference this spring. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High School boys golf standout Jayson Homsombath cemented his place in Bulldog sports history by winning the Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player award for the first time this spring.

Ceres High teammate Miles Cabling was also recognized for his steady play in 2023.

Homsombath, a senior, followed in the footsteps of Bulldog grads Gary Condit (class of 2019) and Ryan Thornberry (class of 2002).

Condit and Thornberry were both named league MVP three times.

“It’s a goal I set for myself,” Homsombath said. “But at the same time, I didn’t expect to get it.”

“It’s based on scoring average,” Ceres High head coach Ron Edwards said. “He did great this season. He was a consistent player all year.”

Homsombath enjoyed his best season to date with the Bulldogs this year.

He qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters and Division-IV Tournaments.

He helped lead Ceres High to a third-place finish at the WAC Championships. Homsombath tied for first with a score of 85 in the individual standings.

“Freshman year, I was playing for fun,” Homsombath said. “I got more competitive. I didn’t want to lose.”

“His driver and short game are his strengths,” Edwards said. “That’s what carried him.”

A four-year starter, Homsombath earned first-team all-league honors as a junior. He was a two-time Divisional qualifier.

“I’m happy,” Homsombath said while assessing his prep golf career. “But I could have done better. I wish I would have worked harder. I regret missing practice.”

Homsombath practiced sparingly this year due to a conflicting schedule.

“I was focusing on other priorities,” he said. “I was starting a food business and I had a job, too. I’ll definitely take golf more serious in college.”

Homsombath might join former Ceres High teammate Erik Hott at Modesto Junior College.

“I would like to play at a higher level, whether that be community college or a CSU college,” he said. “If a coach is willing to give me that opportunity, I would take it in a heartbeat.”

Cabling, a freshman, was named to the WAC First Team.

“I’m proud of him,” Edwards said. “This was a learning year for him. Once he grows into his body, he’ll be a way better player.”

Cabling finished sixth overall with a score of 93 at the WAC Championships.

He qualified for the Division-IV Tournament.

“He went way past my expectations,” Edwards said. “He’ll be better next year. He has a great work ethic. His driving is one of his better strengths. He can chip. You can tell he practices a lot.”