Central Valley High School's varsity boys golf team dropped its Western Athletic Conference opener, 215-224, to Los Banos on March 5 at Rivers Oaks.
"We should have won," Hawks No. 1 player Anthony Bonales said. "It was close. We lost by nine strokes."
Bonales carded a 2-over-par 33.
Central Valley teammates Jacob Craig, Joshua Boles, Adrian Arellano and Cameron Ahart posted rounds of 44, 45, 46 and 56, respectively.
"I can't fault them (my players) for anything they're doing," Hawks head coach Mike Holliday said. "They're all working hard."
Jimmy Georgiou, the Tigers' No. 4 player, had a team-best 5-over-par 36.
Chris Corpuz, Nick Fischer, Joe Bondi and DJ Mello shot 42, 44, 46 and 47, respectively.
"He (Georgiou) played out of his mind," Holliday said. "That was the big swing."
Central Valley held a 15-stroke lead after Bonales and No. 2 Craig finishing playing.
Georgiou and Fischer (No. 3) helped cut the deficit to four strokes.
Bondi (No.5) and Ahart (No. 6) accounted for Los Banos' and Central Valley's final individual scores.
"The guys at the bottom of our lineup have just been playing for a couple of weeks," Holliday said. "They'll get better."
CHS boys win one of two
Ceres High's varsity boys golf team improved to 1-1 in the WAC standings after defeating Livingston 221-253 on Thursday at River Oaks.
Ian Couture and Dominic Durossette led the Bulldogs with 11-over-par 42s.
Andre Torres (44), Blake Hurst (46) and Justin Moore (47) rounded out Ceres High's lineup.