Ceres High's varsity girls golf team battled Livingston and Patterson last week.
The Bulldogs dropped to 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference standings following Thursday's 209-230 loss to unbeaten Livingston at St. Stanislaus.
"They got five very good golfers," Ceres High head coach Randy Cerny said. "They remind me of our undefeated team from a couple years ago."
Ceres High edged Patterson by two strokes, 245-247, on Sept. 13 at St. Stanislaus.
Hannah Smith led the Bulldogs with an 13-over-par 41.
Rose Sammons, Monika Ramirez, Vanessa Ramos and Ariana Medina shot 45, 47, 55 and 57, respectively.
Melina Munoz led the Tigers with a 44.
Tatiana Tafoya, Lauryn Silva, Emma Hansen and Jessica Waybright shot 45, 49, 50 and 59, respectively.
"We didn't have a very good day," Cerny said. "We didn't shoot well. We eked out a win."
The top two teams in the WAC qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament, to be staged Oct. 24 at Rancho Del Rey Golf Club in Atwater.
"Livingston's the class of the league," Cerny said. "If things stay the same, I can see them going undefeated. Our goal is to finish in second place. But you never know what could happen during the course of the season. We play each other three more times. It's going to be tough to beat them. We'll give it our best shot."
Ceres High will compete against crosstown-rival Central Valley tomorrow at St. Stanislaus. The WAC match will get underway at 2:15 p.m.