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Condit repeats as conferences MVP
CHS junior led CHS to title
Bulldog junior Gary Condit racked up 287 points while finishing first overall in the 2018 Western Athletic Conference individual standings. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Ceres High's varsity boys golf program had the top three players in the Western Athletic Conference this spring.

Junior Gary Condit claimed the WAC Most Valuable Player Award for the second consecutive year.

Junior Jayden Panyanouvong and senior Jake Nevarez both earned first-team all-league honors.

Condit, Panyanouvong and Nevarez helped lead the Bulldogs to their third straight WAC overall championship.

"These kids love to play golf," Ceres High coach Scott Smith said. "And they're pretty good."

Chad Condit, Gary's father, was named MVP of the Valley Oak League during his senior year at Ceres High in 1985. His teams won two league titles.

"They're both comparable to each other," said Smith, who teamed up with Chad for one season with the Bulldogs. "Gary is the same way as his dad as far as his work ethic. Their swings are really similar. Chad loved the game, too. Gary will surpass his dad as a golfer."

"I have too much respect for my dad," Gary said. "I'm not going to put myself ahead of him just yet. He introduced me to the sport when I first started to walk. He perfected my work ethic. I'm very blessed. Both of by parents are supportive."

Condit racked up 287 points while finishing first overall in the WAC individual standings for the third year in a row.

Gary also placed first at the conference year-end tournament for the third straight season.

"I'm proud of him," Smith said. "He deserves everything he gets. He's dedicated to the sport. He leads by example, not talking. Every single coach in the league likes Gary."

"I always try to help my teammates," Condit added. "That's the way it should be."

Panyanouvong totaled 255 points en route to a runner-up finish in the WAC standings.

Jayden (82) posted the second-best score at the WAC Year-End Tournament.

"He works hard, too," Smith said.

Nevarez, the third-best player in the WAC, earned 237 points.

Jake (85) took fifth at the conference tourney.

"He played well," Smith said. "He competed. Gary and Jayden pushed him."

Central Valley sophomore Thomas Carrillo garnered second-team, all-conference recognition.

Carrillo (196 points) was the 11th-best player in the WAC.

Thomas (99) tied for 10th at the league's year-end tournament.