Winds reached a peak of about 30 miles per hour on Monday at Pheasant Run in Chowchilla, but that didn’t slow down the Turlock Christian golf team that captured its 11th Southern Athletic League title in a row after pulling away by two strokes against a tough Ripon Christian squad.
With the weather being a factor, head coach Jeff Cederlinds’ squad was up for the challenge and proved it as nobody on the team shot above a 90, with a team winning score of 425, followed by RC’s 427.
“The years go by fast. This was probably the toughest one yet, RC has a really good team and it was a very windy day,” Cederlind said. “It was impressive since the kids knew the importance and it should keep us sharp for next year.”
After the win, the top two teams in RC and TC, who both went undefeated during the year at 9-0, will advance to the section tournament which is scheduled to begin next week in Sacramento.
The win would not have been possible without some impressive individual performances, such as Kameron Vogt who topped out for TC with a 78, his best score of year.
Logun Lundquist finished with an 84, Egan Farrar shot an 87, and Cory Paris had his best score of the year as well with an 87.
“This was a good, solid performance and it came down to the last guy and it was a lot of fun, but nerve wrecking, at the same time,” Cederlind added.
Egan Cederlind finished the day as the last player with a score of 89, to give his squad a two stroke advantage after the day concluded.
“When you’re up by one or two it always comes down to the last player,” Cederlind said about Egan being the final player.
Sections are scheduled to be at the Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks on Monday with a time yet to be announced as the TC Eagles will look to take their eighth section title.
“Next Monday we will be going for our eighth section title in that 11 year span. If we win that, RC will be the biggest competition there and we know it too, and so do they,” added Cederlind. “We're ready for practice and, hopefully, win the title next week.”