Ceres High’s boys golf team kept its perfect record intact in Western Athletic Conference South play with a 176-199 win over crosstown-rival Central Valley on April 8 at St. Stanislaus.
The Hawks failed in their attempt to exact revenge against the Bulldogs.
Ceres High won the first meeting by 50 strokes, 179-229, on March 23.
“It was a lot closer this time,” Bulldogs’ head coach Ron Edwards said. “Their guys have progressed.”
“We definitely played better,” Hawks’ leader Scott Edwards said. “Their scores were better as well.”
The first-place Bulldogs improved to 8-0 in the WAC.
The second-place Hawks dropped to 6-2.
Ceres High prevented Central Valley from moving into a tie atop the conference standings.
“I can’t complain. We couldn’t have a much better season.”Ron Edwards
“I can’t complain,” Ron Edwards said. “We couldn’t have a much better season.”
“It’s awesome to be 6-2,” Scott Edwards said. “In the years I’ve been involved in golf, we haven’t had that (team success). We’ve seen improvement from the bulk of our roster. Hopefully, they get inspired to make it (golf) a more regular activity.”
A newcomer to Ceres High’s golf program, Erik Hott fired a 4-over-par 32.
Jayson Homsombath (33), Visa Homsombath (36), Jaden Borba (36) and Matthew Saragoza (39) rounded out the Bulldogs’ scorecard.
Erik, Matthew, Jayson, Visa and Jaden filled the No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 spots, respectively, in Ceres High’s lineup.
“I can put anybody at No. 1 and we’d be fine,” Ron Edwards said. “They’re all consistent with their scores.”
Central Valley’s Matteo Bonales led all golfers with a 1-over-par 29.
Dylan Jacobson (37), Armando Guajardo (39), Dillon Brush (46) and Brandyn Matusich (48) finished with rounds of 37, 39, 46 and 48, respectively.
Bonales, Jacobson, Brush, Matusich and Guajardo filled the No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 spots in the Hawks’ lineup.
Central Valley had a five-stroke (66-71) lead after Bonales, Jacobson, Hott and Saragoza completed their rounds of golf.
“That was our highlight,” Scott Edwards said.
Bonales compiled a 1-1 head-to-head record versus Hott this season.
Hott outshot Bonales, 30-36, during the first matchup.
“Matteo had one off-day on the season and that was the first time we played Ceres,” Scott Edwards said.