The season came to an end last Monday for the Turlock High varsity girls golf team after they competed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament from the Reserve at Spanos Park with 14 other teams and a plethora of individual representatives.
The Turlock Bulldogs failed to make the final cut of three with a team score of 477, which placed them in the bottom half, however, head coach Mary Krupka and her squad conclude the year with their heads held high and a lengthy list of accomplishments achieved she said.
“We hit all our marks for this season: Win CCC, try to be undefeated for CCC, go to Divisionals (2nd), and go to Masters,” said Krupka. “Our winning the championship along with volleyball, tennis and football, really puts Turlock High in a good position to retain the CCC Athletic Excellence Award.”
According to Krupka, all the athletics need now is for the winter and spring sports to finish in the top three for each sport to earn Turlock High some solid points.
In the Master's finale, Turlock freshman Ainslie Coughran shot an 82 for the day, which was the lowest of any Bulldog. Preeth Singh followed with a score of 90. Brooke Adams shot a 98. Sarah Musselman (104) and Courtney Malmberg (103) followed.
The Bulldogs leave the CCC this year having won 14 straight league titles as they embark in a new journey and league in the Central California Athletic League.
Turlock, Pitman cross country teams conclude Subsections
The Turlock and Pitman high boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Subsections this past Saturday from the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.
Turlock's frosh/soph team ran well overall with the girls taking sixth overall and second in D-I, while the sophomore boys placed ninth in overall team scores and fifth in D-I.
“The frosh/soph teams dominated at the section level,” said Turlock girls head coach JoAnn Davison. “The Lady ‘Dogs were the real show of the day, but the boys’ fifth place team finish earned them a spot at the Section showdown at Willow Hills Park in Folsom this Friday as well.”
The frosh/soph boys ran nearly a perfect team race and were led by Gavin Valenzuela, who took 12th. The top five finishers placed in the top 36 out of the field of 188 runners said Davison.
Bulldog freshman Cynthia Varela led the girls to a second-place team finish. The top seven finished in the top 40 in the 160-runner field said Davison.
At the varsity level, the Lady ‘Dogs just missed qualifying in D-I, placing 12th. All-league earner, Hope Salsig garnered an individual qualification.
As a team and overall, the Turlock girls varsity squad placed 41st. The boys finished in 81st place overall and 20th in D-I.
“This is a great group of guys that love to compete with each other and really push their limits,” said Turlock boys cross country coach Josh Ebersole added.
Pitman High’s boys and girls cross country teams saw a few good results as well.
The varsity girls placed 37th as a team while the frosh/soph girls placed 11th overall and third in D-I.
Mavleen Mann led the way for the varsity Pride, taking 11th.
Pitman’s sophomore boys finished in 22nd place overall and 10th in D-I.
Pitman’s Diana Olthof took seventh in the frosh/soph D-I bracket. Teammate Stefanie Rodriguez was second on the team and placed 20th.
Jordan Tasho of the Pride finished in 18th place in the sophomore boys D-I list. Teammate Bryce Van Allen followed in 27th place.