The Turlock Girls’ Golf team ended their season at the CIF Masters Tournament. The Bulldogs were able to beat their CCAL rivals for the second time in the past three tournaments to end their season on a high note.
The underclassmen led the way for the Bulldogs as the two freshmen and two sophomores set the pace for the day. Sophomore Sydney Streeter led the scoring for Turlock with a score of 76, which was just not enough to qualify for NorCals.
“She will get there next year and I think Savannah is motivated to do the same thing.
It was a great year and a super performance by the whole team. I am so proud of these young ladies and look forward to seeing what we can do next year,” said head coach Mary Krupka.
Streeter was able to take home the CCAL MVP for the season, though. Freshman Savannah Van Gaalan made the first team all-CCAL. Freshman Reece Benjamin and Senior Madi Mendes qualified for the second team all-CCLA. Finally, Sophomore Isabella Dowd received CCAL honorable mentions.
Krupka had a list of goals at the beginning of the season, and the team was able to meet all of them. The Bulldogs won the Merced tournament and Van Gaalan won individuals. Streeter had an individual win at the Hilmar tournament. They beat Enoch and won the CCAL mid-season tournament. They were league champions, made the CIF tournament and qualified for the CIF Masters tournament; where they beat Enochs to win the masters tournament.
“They are a good team and we lost to them last week by three strokes. We needed to end with a win over them,” said Krupka.
This is the first league title for the Bulldogs in three years, after Turlock won the championship the first 15 seasons of Krupka’s tenure.