Central Valley High School's varsity boys golf team picked up its first conference win of the season this past week.
The Hawks edged out the Panthers of Pacheco by just two strokes, 216-218, on Thursday at St. Stanislaus Golf Course.
"Overall, I'm happy," head coach Mike Holliday said. "It's nice to get a win. I'm seeing improvement. They can do even better."
Central Valley improved to 1-2 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.
"The kids are working hard," Holliday said. "Everybody shows up for practice. We're definitely going in the right direction. It would be nice to beat a couple teams we're not supposed to."
Jose Castillo paced the Hawks with an 11-over-par 38.
"He made a big jump up," Holliday said. "He just came back from wrestling. He had almost no practice. He just showed up and played."
Noah Postley, Ricardo Briseno, Derek Weis and Efrain Garcia rounded out Central Valley's scorecard with rounds of 39, 44, 45 and 50, respectively.
"Noah's been our most consistent golfer this year," Holliday said. "Everybody is going to keep improving."
Ceres High School's varsity boys golf team kept its perfect record intact this past week.
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings after topping the Tigers of Los Banos 171-189 on March 15 at St. Stanislaus.
Freshman Gary Condit led Ceres High with a 3-over-par 30.
James Cervantez and freshman Jayden Panyanouvong shot 34 and 35, respectively.
Zac Chapman and sophomore Jake Nevarez finished with identical scores of 36.