Ceres High School's varsity boys golf team lost 230-265 to Los Banos during Western Athletic Conference dual-action on March 10.
The second-place Bulldogs finished behind the first-place Tigers at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament on Thursday at Pheasant Run Golf Club in Chowchilla.
Los Banos and Ceres High shot 451 and 486, respectively.
"Numerically, I felt like we'd have to shoot 450 to win as a team," Bulldogs head coach Dave Fry said. "We didn't perform like I planned. It happens. They've gotten us twice. We don't want to play for second place. We have them at our place and we'll see them at the end-of-year tournament. We still have a chance."
Ceres High's Zac Chapman carded a 16-over-par 88 on his way to a runner-up finish in the individual standings.
James Cervantez (fourth place, 94), Jake Nevarez (seventh, 97), Jacob Langan (10th, 101) and Zach Smith (12th, 106) rounded out the Bulldogs' scorecard.
"Zac, James and Jake turned in solid rounds," Fry said. I'm not disappointed in the other kids. Everybody is working hard. Those are the kind of kids I want."
Crosstown-rival Central Valley (585) finished sixth overall at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament.
Noah Postley (11th place, 105), Derek Weis (16th place, 113), Teven Willey (20th place, 120), Ray Martinez (20th place, 120) and Jose Castillo (23rd place, 127) posted scores for the Hawks.
El Capitan (494), Livingston (521), Patterson (564) and Pacheco (587) took third, fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively.
Ceres High compiled a near-perfect 5-1 record during the first half of the WAC dual season.
"I'm extremely proud of all the kids," Fry said. "They've performed above and beyond where I thought they'd be. We're so young. Every match has been a building block."