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Pitman topples Turlock in golf season finale
Ben Marson delivers a nice stroke for the Pride during a rivalry matchup against Turlock on Thursday. - photo by EDDIE RUIZ / The Journal

The members of the Pitman High golf teamed played their best game of the season on Thursday, defeating league leaders and cross-town rivals Turlock High. The Pride earned the 205-209 victory over the Bulldogs on their home course at Diablo Grande in the final regular matchup of the season.

“I’m so proud of these guys, they started out the year playing well,” said Pitman head coach Matt Jeans. “Then they had some struggles later in the year, [ but they] finished strong together. Our players never gave up, they battled all season always helping each other improve, kept a positive mind set and continued to set goals."

Both the Bulldogs and Pride had great individual performances. Teo Chiesa shot a 38 for Turlock, and  Hayden Sparks followed with 40. Adam Lusher (40) and Logan Martinez (41) secured the victory for Pitman.

“It was a great match since both teams played well,” Turlock head coach Jason Boswell said. “Pitman shot their best round of the season and beat us. They played great as a complete team. I am proud of my team for shooting the second best score of the season.”

With the win over Turlock, Pitman is currently tied for fourth with Buhach Colony. The Pride must place first at the CCC Conference Tournament on Monday at Rancho Del Rey in order to make the playoffs—but also need Buhach to place second or third.

“Our guys feel they can come in first and are very focused,” Jeans said. “We’ll have to see how it all plays out on Monday."

“Teo and Hayden will compete for league MVP on Monday at the tournament,” Boswell said. “Their stroke average is extremely close.

“We are still in first and looking forward to the CCC Tournament on Monday. If we can play well we have the opportunity to win our 10th straight CCC title.”