Ceres High varsity boys golf standout Gary Condit won his third straight Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player award this spring.
Condit further cemented his place in Bulldog sports history.
He followed in the footsteps of 2002 Ceres High grad Ryan Thornberry by becoming an all-time great.
Thornberry was a three-time winner of the Central California Conference MVP award.
“Just to be in the conversation with him is an honor,” Condit said. “I always looked up to the guy. He was an unbelievable player. He played at a high level every time he stepped on the course.”
Condit shot a 3-over-par 75 while on his way to finishing in first place at the WAC Year-End Tournament for the fourth year in a row on April 29 at Diablo Grande.
He birdied three of the course’s four par-5 holes.
Condit fired a career-best 74 while taking first at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament for the third year in a row on April 5 at Diablo Grande.
He carded a 1-under-par 35 on the front nine thanks to three birdies.
Condit was undefeated against conference dual competition his senior, sophomore and freshman years.
His two losses in 2018 were to Ceres High teammate Jayden Panyanouvong.
“It’s been an honor to be a Bulldog and wear that red and white the past four years. It’s been a fun ride. It’s something I’ll always remember.”Gary Condit
“It’s been an honor to be a Bulldog and wear that red and white the past four years,” Condit said. “It’s been a fun ride. It’s something I’ll always remember.”
Panyanouvong and fellow Bulldog Visanoukone Homsombath also earned all-league honors this spring.
Panyanouvong, a senior, was named to the WAC First Team for the fourth year in a row.
He placed second with a score of 85 at the conference’s season-ending tournament.
He shot an 88 at the WAC Mid-Season tourney.
Homsombath, a junior, was a second-team all-conference selection.
He shot a 94 at the WAC Year-End Tournament.
He posted a score of 88 at the mid-season event.
The Bulldogs had their streak of winning consecutive WAC titles snapped at three seasons in 2019.
Ceres High bounced back in a big way by making program history as it claimed its first section title—the Division-IV banner—at Elkhorn Golf Club on May 6 in Stockton.
“It’s still pretty surprising,” said Condit, whose team finished ahead of WAC-rivals Johansen and Los Banos. “That definitely separates us from a lot of past CHS golf teams.”
The Bulldogs also qualified for the playoffs for the ninth year in a row this season.