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Bulldog girls golf off to 2-0 start in CCC
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Turlock’s varsity girls golf team is off to a 2-0 start in the Central California Conference after defeating Atwater High, 243-299, on Tuesday afternoon from Rancho Del Rey.

“We played well today. We played as a team,” said Turlock head coach Mary Krupka. “The gals really controlled their games and we are on the right track.”

Things seemed to go smoothly for Turlock, which wasted no time going up early with their top five golfers.

Five of the Bulldogs’ top golfers all finished with the lowest scores, topping even Atwater’s No. 2 who shot a 55.

Lowest round of the day came for Turlock came from Preeth Singh, who shot a 45. Courtney Malmberg shot a 48 while Sarah Musselman followed in third with a score of 49. Ainslie Coughran shot a 50 and Brooke Adams finished with a score of 51.

“Out of the gate, Preeth Singh and Courtney Malmberg (No. 1 and No. 2) got us on track and we never looked back. Also, Sarah has been really steady for us as well,” said Krupka.

Turlock will next host Golden Valley at 3 p.m. Thursday.


Pride golf falls to Merced

Pitman High girls golf coach Kris Shaw is enthusiastic about the strides that his young team has made so far after the first three league matches under their belt.

The Pride fell to 0-3 in the Central California Conference after losing to Merced High, 215-251, on Tuesday afternoon from St. Stanislaus.

“Our squad is improving. We started out the year very green and we have progressed nicely,” said Shaw.

Pitman’s lowest score of the day came from freshman Isabelle Rodriguez, who shot a 43.

“Senior Tyler Brackett, who is a first-year player, is bringing her softball skill to use with a 48 in this match,” said Shaw. “We have yet to get in the win column, 0-3 so far, but we are starting to find our swings.”

Pitman will next travel to take on Buhach Colony at 3 p.m. Thursday.


Pitman tennis drops second straight to Golden Valley

The Pitman Pride varsity girls tennis team is 0-2 after two league matches in the Central California Conference. This after falling to Golden Valley on Tuesday afternoon in a 7-2 road loss.

“We’ve lost some tough matches, but the level of play is improving,” said Pitman head coach Jeff Hayes. “This is a solid group of players and they are getting better every day.”

Only No. 3 singles Chuc Luu of Pitman captured a win for the Pride in the singles matches.

Pitman’s No. 3 doubles squad that consists of Sarah Perez and Betsy Cuellar captured the Pride’s second victory of the day.

“Our doubles teams are learning to work in tandem with new partners and our singles are working to push through the heat to play how we practice,” said Hayes.

Pitman will next host Merced High at 3 p.m. Thursday.