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Dawgs get the best of Tigers again
Central Valley loses by 84 strokes to Livingston
Karina Avalos shot a 57 in the Hawks 201-285 loss to the Wolves last week. - photo by Courier file photo

Ceres High's varsity girls golf team edged out Los Banos for the Western Athletic Conference's third and final playoff berth last fall.

The Bulldogs earned a narrow 325-332 victory while battling the host Tigers in Chowchilla during the opening week of the 2016 WAC dual season.

Ceres High topped Los Banos by seven strokes on Thursday at Pheasant Run Golf Course.

"It's turning into a nice, little rivalry," Bulldogs head coach Randy Cerny said.

Veteran Hannah Smith fired a 15-over-par 51 to lead the Bulldogs.

Rose Sammons (65), Monika Ramirez (65), Vanessa Ramos (71) and Ariana Medina (73) rounded out Ceres High's scorecard.

Morgan Pimentel paced the Tigers with a 7-over-par 43.

"Our depth is what saved us," Cerny said. "We don't have a great team. We have five solid golfers."

Los Banos failed to defend its home turf.

"I'm proud of the way the girls responded to that challenge," Cerny said. "It's a difficult course. There's a tremendous amount of water and a lot of sand traps."

Wolves 201, Hawks 285
Central Valley's varsity girls golf team lost 201-289 to visiting Livingston on Friday at St. Stanislaus Golf Course.

Katherine Nou, the younger sister of former Ceres High standout Abigail Nou, led the Hawks with a 22-over-par 50.

Fiona Gay (57), Karina Avalos (57), Kaeley Denniston (59) and Emily Almanza (62) also contributed.