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CHS boys golf team wraps up season at Masters Tournament
Gary Condit
Gary Condit and Ceres High’s varsity boys golf team competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament on May 13 in Stockton. Condit led the Bulldogs with an 88.

The Ceres High varsity boys golf program’s historical season came to an end at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament last week in Stockton.

The Bulldogs posted a team score of 566 en route to a last-place finish on May 13 at the Reserve at Spanos Park.

Jesuit (378), Whitney (379) and Davis (384) placed first, second and third, respectively, and secured team berths to NorCals.

The tourney featured 13 teams.

“Just to be there to represent our school was a great honor,” Ceres High senior Gary Condit said. “We wanted to do well. We knew the odds weren’t in our favor. There were some good players and teams there.”

Condit led the Bulldogs with a 16-over-par 88.

He was 1-over-par through seven holes.

Condit never recovered after posting double bogeys on the ninth and 10th holes.

“It was total desperation mode after that,” he said. “That’s something I’m not used to. 

Ceres High teammates Jayden Panyanouvong, Visanoukone Homsombath, Hayden Swanson and Dylan Grubeck finished with rounds of 100, 103, 128 and 147, respectively.

Bulldog Ramon Rodriguez’s score of 181 was tossed out.

Granite Bay’s Dylan McDermott (70), Inderkum’s Jacob Westberg (71), Oakdale’s Ryan Meyer (72) and Rio Americano’s Jason McElroy (73) earned individual berths to NorCals.

“I knew what I had to do to move on,” Condit said. “I had a rough day. I should have prepared a little better.”

Ceres High made history the previous week by claiming its first section title. The Bulldogs topped Western Athletic Conference-rivals Johansen and Los Banos on their way to winning the Division-IV crown on May 6 at Elkhorn Golf Club in Stockton.

Johansen prevented Ceres High from winning its fourth straight WAC overall championship this season.

The Bulldogs’ run of dominance over the past four years can be attributed to the stellar play of Condit and Panyanouvong.

“The goal was to win a blue banner,” Condit said. “I’m glad we were able to get it done. That definitely separates us from a lot of past golf teams.”