After the first half of league play, the Turlock High girls golf team is cruising along with an undefeated record while the Pitman High squad is in third place.
Central California Athletic League play began on Sept. 21 and so far, the Bulldogs are 5-0 while the Pride sits at 3-2. Pitman’s second loss of the season came at the hands of Turlock last Thursday, where the Bulldogs emerged victorious from Turlock Golf and Country Club 234-258.
Savannah Van Gaalen and Sydney Streeter led the way for Turlock, finishing with scores of 38 and 40, respectively. The two top shooters were followed by Madi Mendes (50), Reece Benjamin (50) and Mia Ulrich (56).
Van Gaalen and Streeter are league leaders in scoring so far on the season and proved themselves yet again Thursday, with Van Gaalen carding an eagle on hole No. 5.
“Turlock’s duo has been taking care of business and are really a joy to watch play,” Turlock head coach Mary Krupka said.
For Pitman, Monet Sayadian was the team’s top golfer on Thursday and shot a 45, followed by a pair of 47s from Simone Samara and Tiffany Summerville and a score of 52 from Cadence Perry.
The win was the perfect footnote to a perfect first half of CCAL play for the Bulldogs, who headed into Monday’s CCAL Mid-Season Tournament held at Creekside in Modesto full of confidence. Krupka said her squad was aiming to win the tournament and solidify their first place standing in league and the Bulldogs did just that.
Turlock took first in the tournament with a score of 452, and Streeter continued to impress by taking home first place overall thanks to her score of 77 on the day.
CCAL play will resume at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 when Turlock travels to Creekside to take on Gregori while Pitman will play Modesto at home from TGCC.