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Dawgs finish fourth at WAC golf tournament
Hawks seventh
Central Valleys Ricardo Briseno shot a 122 while competing at the WAC Year-End Tournament last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity boys golf program underachieved at the Western Athletic Conference Year-End Tournament on April 28 in Chowchilla.

"We didn't play to our potential," Bulldogs head coach Dave Fry said. "We stumbled."

The Bulldogs placed fourth with a team score of 504 at Pheasant Run Golf Course.

Ceres High compiled a 9-3 record on its way to a runner-up finish during the WAC dual season.

"I had high expectations for this group and they met them," Fry said. "We're young. We have a completely new team. We'll be mentioned as a contender next year."

Bulldog Zac Chapman carded a team-best 93 at the WAC Year-End Tournament.

Jake Nevarez and Kobe Daoheung shot 99 and 102, respectively.

James Cervantez and Jacob Langan posted identical scores of 105.

"It's a difficult course," Fry said. "It's long. You have to hit it well off the tee. The greens have gotten progressively faster each time."

Crosstown-rival Central Valley (575) finished in last place at the WAC Year-End Tournament.

Teven Willey led the Hawks with a 109.

Derek Weis, Noah Postley, Ray Martinez and Ricardo Briseno shot 113, 114, 117 and 122, respectively.

Los Banos (461), El Capitan (502), Livingston (502), Patterson (517) and Pacheco (559) took first, second, third, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Ceres High qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs on the strength of its third-place finish in the WAC overall standings and 2-0 head-to-head record versus Livingston.

"Obviously, we would have liked to have won the WAC," Fry said. "But we achieved our goal. We made the playoffs. We just snuck in."