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Three CHS golfers earn all-WAC accolades
Zac, James first-team picks
Bulldog teammates Zac Chapman (pictured above), James Cervantez and Jacob Langan were recognized for their outstanding play. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Fueled by the stellar play of sophomores Zac Chapman, James Cervantez and Jacob Langan, Ceres High's youth-laden varsity boys golf team finish in third place in the Western Athletic Conference's overall standings this year.

Chapman, Cervantez, Langan and nine other players from the WAC were recognized in a vote by the conference's head coaches following the 2015 campaign.

Zac and James were both selected to the WAC First Team.

Jacob earned second-team, all-conference honors.

Chapman ranked third in the conference's individual standings.

"He didn't put up big numbers," Bulldogs head coach Dave Fry said. "He was consistent. His iron play became impeccable. He's just going to get better. He takes whatever he does serious."

Cervantez was the fifth-best player in the WAC.

"James likes the game of golf," Fry said. "He's willing to put in the extra time. It paid off. I'm pleased with his play. He was solid all year. He assumed the role as our No. 1 guy."

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

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

The Bulldogs placed fourth with a team score of 5-4 at the WAC Year-End Tournament.

Chapman carded a team-best 93 en route to fifth-place showing.

Cervantez and Langan tied for 15th place with identical scores of 105.

Ceres High (486) took second at the WAC Mid-Season Tournament.

Chapman (88) placed second in the individual standings.

Cervantez (94) and Langan (101) finished fourth and 10th, respectively.

Zac, James and Jacob will all fill key roles once again as they try to lead Ceres High to its first-ever WAC title and sixth straight playoff appearance next season.