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Ceres High wins three of four conference matches
Central Valley boys compile 2-1 record
Bulldog freshman James Cervantez chips the ball onto the 11th green versus Patterson on Thursday at River Oaks Golf Course. Ceres High won, 216-237. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's new-look varsity boys golf team enjoyed a 3-1 start to its 2014 Western Athletic Conference campaign.

"We're still not where we should be," Bulldogs head coach Scott Smith. "But we're getting better."

Ceres High bested Patterson by 21 strokes, 216-237, on Thursday at River Oaks Golf Course.

Justin Moore led the Bulldogs with a 9-over-par 40.

James Cervantez, Matt Thornberry and Dominic Durossette posted identical scores of 43.

Andre Torres (47) rounded out Ceres High's scorecard.

Ceres High topped Livingston by 30 strokes, 261-291, on Thursday at Ranch Del Rey Golf Course.

Moore carded a team-best 11-over-par 47 for the Bulldogs.

Durossette, Torres and Cervantez all shot 52.

Thornberry fired a 58.

"We have more experience," Smith said. "That was a factor."

Reigning WAC-champion Central Catholic defeated Ceres High 169-214 on March 4 at River Oaks Golf Course.

"They blew us out of the water," Smith said. "No one is going to challenge them."

Thornberry had a 9-over-par 40 against the Raiders.

Moore, James Cervantez and Zach Smith shot 41, 43 and 44, respectively.
Torres (46) chipped in as well.

"They have three freshmen in their lineup," coach Smith said. "They all outscored my No. 1 player."

Hawks top Wolves, Tigers
Central Valley High School's varsity boys golf team won two of its first three matches.

The Hawks defeated the Wolves of Livingston 227-250 on Wednesday at River Oaks.

Anthony Bonales, the WAC's top-returning player, earned low-medalist honors with a 4-over-par 35.

Central Valley teammates Jacob Craig, Carlos Alfonso, Cameron Ahart and Diego Martinez shot 43, 45, 49 and 55, respectively.

The Hawks posted a 226-257 victory over Patterson on March 6 in Ceres.

Bonales fired a 2-over-par 33. Craig, Alfonso and Teven Willey posted rounds of 44, 46, 49 and 54, respectively.

Los Banos battled back from an 18-stroke deficit while edging out Central Valley 242-251 on March 4 at Pheasant Run Golf Course.

Bonales carded an even-par 36.

Craig (42), Alfonso (50), Ahart (57) and Diego Martinez (60) also contributed to the victory.