The Bulldogs golf team did it again for Turlock High.
The girls captured their 13th consecutive Central California Conference title after Monday's league tournament from Madera Municipal Golf Club and showed a glimpse of the team's ability to stay consistent and come out atop.
“It usually hits me on the drive home and I kind of give a 'woohoo' and basically have one outburst,” said Turlock head coach Mary Krupka, who has been there to coach all 13 seasons. “We win but we never want to take it for granted, so I take each win for what it is then finally let it out.”
The Bulldogs had five of the top 10 scores for the day in Elena Machado (94), Brooke Adams (95), Anoop Bains (99) and Courtney (97) and Allie Malmberg with the lowest round for the Bulldogs (90).
“Win by committee, everyone does their job which is nice,” said Krupka. “Anoop, Elena and Allie have been part of the streak since they were freshmen and have learned so much and been great leaders because they knew exactly what was going on and they passed it on to the girls returning.”
Turlock's team score of 475 was the lowest and best of the day. Second place El Capitan shot a team score of 508, while Atwater was third (528). Pitman finished sixth of seven with a score of 613.
Pitman's lowest score of the day came from Nikita Samra, who shot a 105.
Turlock followed its success from Monday into Tuesday's final match with Pitman to complete the perfect 12-0 season in the CCC.
“We also won the mid-season and final tournament this year,” said Krupka. “We haven't lost the mid-season tourney in like eight-plus years or something; we've been winning that as well.”
Everything that coach Krupka has done, along with the consistent talent and dedication from her group, has led to a nearly improbable feat on the course.
“I never knew it'd happen the first year I took over,” said Krupka of winning the CCC title consecutively. “We just started to work. I didn't know or expect much but we won and now the girls almost expect it and work for it and put extra time in. (It's) never simple; it has a very important meaning to them is taking a day by day activity which is nice to have.”
“Sections will be tough with some really good golfers from Lodi and Lincoln of Stockton, but I know we will battle for a top three spots like we did last year,” said Krupka. “The girls have experience this year and I feel good, but we don't know, they want to make it to Masters but we will take it (one tournament at a time) like last year.”