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CVs Bonales advances to Masters
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Central Valley High School senior/UC Riverside commit Anthony Bonales fired a 5-over-par 76 on his way to a second-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Varsity Boys Golf Championships this past week in Manteca.

Bonales, Cosumnes Oaks' Jake Mawson (76) and Sonora's Billy Kiriluk (77) secured individual berths to Masters.

Anthony had his seasons cut short on playoff holes at Divisionals in 2013 and 2012.

"I just missed out the last two years," Bonales said. "I put so much pressure on myself. It would have sucked if I didn't make it again. I deserved to go. I've been working hard."

"Anthony's played so well in the past and didn't move on," Hawks head coach Mike Holliday said. "We got the best golfers in our division by far. It makes you nervous."

Central Catholic/Western Athletic Conference rival Nick O'Brien took first at Divisionals in 2014 with a 3-over-par 75. O'Brien edged Bonales by one stroke.

Anthony won the Western Athletic Conference title on the same course in April.

"He (Bonales) shot a 71 here the previous Wednesday at the WAC tournament," Holliday said. "Everybody's score went up because of the wind."

Ceres High posted a team score of 539 at Divisionals this past week at Manteca Golf Course. The eighth-place Bulldogs finished behind Central Catholic (384), Vista Del Lago (415), Sonora (432), East Union (439), Cosumnes Oaks (548), Sierra (584) and Los Banos (577).

Bonales extended his career with Central Valley. Anthony, the WAC's top player as a senior, sophomore and freshman, qualified for Divisionals for the fourth straight year.
He also earned his second Masters berth.

"Anthony's been solid all four years," Holliday said. "He always feels like he can do better no matter how good he plays. He's a pretty unique individual all the way around."

Bonales will participate in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament this week in Stockton. The top three teams and four individuals advance to NorCals.

"He's always got the same goals," Holliday said. "It would be nice to see him do one more great thing before he finishes his career."