Ceres High’s varsity girls golf team was beaten by Grace Davis and Mountain House in Western Athletic Conference play.
The third-place Bulldogs lost by just three strokes, 328-331, to first-place Grace Davis on Thursday at Dryden Park.
The Spartans prevailed thanks to their depth.
“We played pretty well today,” Ceres High head coach Brandon Dunn said. “I don’t think we could have done anything different.”
The Bulldogs dropped to 3-3 in the WAC.
The Spartans improved to 5-1 in league.
“I’m happy with them. They’re trying a lot harder this year. They’re listening more and seeing results.”Coach Brandon Dunn
“I’m happy with them,” Dunn said. “They’re trying a lot harder this year. They’re listening more and seeing results.”
Ariana Medina led Ceres High with a 23-over-par 60.
Alex Potts and Vannesa Ramos posted identical scores of 62.
Benia Torres and Isabel Campos shot 67 and 80, respectively.
Jovanna Vega led Grace Davis with a 16-over-par 53.
Sarah Tyler, Gillian Allen, Allison DeMorais and Jasmine Sun shot 57, 68, 74 and 76, respectively.
Tyler’s score propelled the Spartans past the Bulldogs.
Tyler and Vega both outshot Campos.
“It was intense waiting for the final three golfers to finish,” Dunn said. “The girls were really excited thinking they had a chance to win. It would have been nice to have another player so we could throw a score out.”
Ceres High lost by forfeit to Mountain House on Sept. 10 at Diablo Grande.
The Bulldogs needed a minimum of five players to post a team score.
Ceres High competed with a three-person lineup.
Ramos carded a 60.
Medina and Potts finished with round of 61 and 63, respectively.
“It’s definitely a challenging course,” Dunn said.
Hawks top Tigers
Central Valley’s varsity girls golf team won by forfeit over visiting Patterson on Thursday at St. Stanislaus.
“They only had four girls,” head coach Kelly Wheelock said.
The Hawks improved to 2-4 in the Central California Conference standings.
Central Valley’s individual scores counted against Patterson.
Amelia Daoheung and Esmeralda Lopez fired identical scores of 40.
Sylvia Villegas, Katherine Nou and Fernanda Mercado shot 52, 55 and 60, respectively.