Ceres High’s and Johansen’s unbeaten varsity boys golf teams faced off this past week.
The three-time reigning Western Athletic Conference champion Bulldogs lost by 20 strokes, 371-391, to the visiting Vikings on Wednesday at St. Stanislaus.
“We knew they were going to be our biggest competition in league,” Ceres High standout Gary Condit said. “They’re the first good team we’ve played in a long time. There were a little bit of nerves.”
The Bulldogs dropped to 2-1 in the WAC standings.
The Vikings improved to 3-0 in conference play.
“We’re going to have to find a way to edge them out at the midseason or end-of-season tournaments (to win our fourth straight league title),” Condit said. “It will be tough.”
Condit led all golfers with a 6-over-par 62.
He shot just 1-over on the back nine.
“Personally, I could have done a lot better. I was focused on the score too much on the front nine.”Gary Condit
“Personally, I could have done a lot better,” Condit said. “I was focused on the score too much on the front nine.”
Bulldog teammates Jayden Panyanouvong, Visanoukone Homsombath, Dylan Grubeck and Hayden Swanson posted scores of 74, 82, 85 and 88, respectively.
CV boys win once
Central Valley’s varsity boys golf team secured a split against Central California Conference competition last week.
The Hawks dropped to 2-3 in the CCC standings after losing 210-251 to host Buhach Colony on Thursday at Ranch Del Rey.
Central Valley freshman Matteo Bonales earned low-medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37.
Thomas Carrillo, Marcos Gonzalez, Frankie Marquez and Kadin Richardson shot 51, 52, 53 and 58, respectively.
Central Valley beat Merced 267-293 on Date at Merced Country Club.
Bonales led the Hawks with a 43.
Marquez, Richardson, Carrillo and Navraj Dosanjh chipped in with scores of 47, 57, 58 and 62, respectively.