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Bulldogs finish in third place at WAC Mid-Season Tournament
CVs Bonales posts top score
Andre Torres and Ceres High defeated Livingston 203-216 last Thursday at River Oaks. Torres shot a 7-over-par 38. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School varsity boys golfer Anthony Bonales posted the top individual score at the Western Athletic Conference Mid-Season Tournament on March 27 at Stevinson Ranch.

Bonales, who's unbeaten in league this year, fired a 2-under-par 70 as the Hawks finished sixth overall in the team standings (535).

The Bulldogs (497) placed third behind Central Catholic (370) and Los Banos (475).

Patterson (525), Livingston (528) and Pacheco (626) took fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively.

"I figured that's where we would finish," said Ceres High head coach Scott Smith, whose program compiled a 4-2 record during the first half of WAC head-to-head competition. "Those are the only two teams we've lost to."

Smith marveled at Central Catholic's team performance. The Raiders had six players score in the 70s.

"That's freakishly good," he said. "It was unbelievable."

Ceres High's Jose Solis carded a 22-over-par 94 on his way to a 10th-place finish.

Bulldog teammates Andre Torres, Justin Moore, Dominic Durossette and Matthew Thornberry shot 97, 99, 102 and 105, respectively.

"Jose's been striking the ball pretty well," Smith said.

Central Valley's Jacob Craig, Diego Martinez, Carlos Alfonso and Teven Willey finished with rounds of 100, 113, 117 and 135, respectively.

The 18-hole course at Stevinson consists of 7,205 yards of golf.

"You have to keep your ball in the fairway," Smith said. "If you don't, you're going to get into trouble. I preached that all week long."

Third-place Ceres High (4-2) and Fourth-place Central Valley (3-3) will began the second half of the WAC dual season this past week.

The conference year-end tournament will be held on April 30.

The top three teams in the WAC overall standings advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs.

"My seniors aren't playing to their capability right now," Smith said. "If they don't start stepping up their game, I'll play the younger guys."

Ceres High defeats Livingston
The Bulldogs had three players post scores in the 30s during their 203-216 triumph over visiting Livingston on Thursday at River Oaks.

Torres, Moore and Durossette shot 37, 38 and 39, respectively, on the par-31 course.

Solis (43) and Thornberry (46) also contributed.

Ceres High improved to 5-3 in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Wolves dropped to 1-6.