Ceres High’s varsity girls golf program failed to post a team score at the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Year-End Tournament due to a lack of numbers.
The Bulldogs experienced a major turnaround this fall by placing third at the WAC Championships.
“I’m happy with how the season played out. We didn’t have to forfeit many matches. We had enough players to play.”Junior Ariana Medina
“I’m happy with how the season played out,” Ceres High junior Ariana Medina said. “We didn’t have to forfeit many matches. We had enough players to play.”
Led by Medina, Alexandra Potts, Vanessa Ramos, Isabel Campos and Benia Torres, Ceres High shot 594 as a team while competing at the conference tournament on Oct. 16 at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club in Patterson.
Mountain House (551), Grace Davis (559), Pacheco (597), Beyer (619) and Johansen (654) took first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Lathrop and Los Banos didn’t post team scores.
“We’re all proud of each other because we were able to lower our scores from the last tournament,” Medina said. “I knew we were going to do better. We practiced more. We were motivated as a team.”
The Bulldogs (684) took fifth at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament on Sept. 18 at Diablo Grande.
Ceres High compiled an 8-6 record en route to a third-place finish during the conference’s dual season.
The Bulldogs totaled 37 points on their way to finishing fourth in the WAC overall standings.
“Facing tougher competition improved our skills and helped us learn,” Medina said. “We really improved. We met all our expectations.”
Ceres High will lose three of its five starters to graduation, including Potts, Ramos and Campos.
“Seeing them leave is sad,” Medina said. “We have a good bond.”