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Dawgs win pair of golf matches
Hawks split
Blake Bruton helped guide Ceres High past El Capitan and Pacheco last week at River Oaks Golf Course. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's youth-laden varsity boys golf team enjoyed a successful start to the 2015 Western Athletic Conference season.

The Bulldogs collected a pair of victories on their home turf.

"We set our program goal to be 2-0 for the week," said Dave Fry, Ceres High's new head coach. "We met that goal."
Ceres High edged El Capitan by one stroke, 210-211, on Thursday at River Oaks Golf Course.

Sophomore Zac Chapman carded a 9-over-par 40 for the first-place Bulldogs, who improved to 2-0 in the WAC standings.

Sophomores James Cervantez and Zach Smith posted identical scores of 42.

Sophomore Blake Bruton (43) and freshman Jake Nevarez rounded out Ceres High's scorecard.

Ceres High beat visiting Pacheco by 38 strokes, 214-252, on March 3.

Cervantez paced the Bulldogs with a 40.

Chapman, Jacob Langan, Smith and Bruton had rounds of 42, 43, 44 and 45, respectively.

"I felt very confident we were going to play well," Fry said while assessing his team's performance against Pacheco and El Capitan. "The kids are young but they work hard."

CV begins WAC play
Central Valley High School's varsity boys golf team secured a split during the opening week of Western Athletic Conference play.

The Hawks bested the Tigers of Patterson by just three strokes, 252-255, on Thursday at River Oaks Golf Course.

Central Valley improved to 1-1 in the WAC standings.

Diego Martinez led the Hawks with a 16-over-par 47.

Derek Weis, Teven Willey, Bryan Villagran and Ricardo Briseno shot 49, 51, 52 and 53, respectively.

Central Valley lost 231-269 to visiting Livingston on March 3.

Diego Martinez (45) paced the Hawks.

Teven Willey (54), Ray Martinez (56), Derek Weis (57) and Noah Postley (57) also contributed.