The Turlock High boys varsity golf team has won its fourth Central California Conference tournament in the last five years after edging out Pitman and Buhach on Monday at the Merced Country Club.
With a score of 230, Turlock became the winner of the tournament after losing the league title for the first time in 11 years.
“So, we won the tournament but Buhach ended up winning the league title for the regular season,” said Turlock head coach Jason Boswell. “Overall, it was a good win for my young team.”
Leading the Bulldogs was freshman Preston Magina, who had the lowest score for the team with a 79, his lowest round of the year. Logan Adams shot an 84 and Bailey and Zevey Lopez shot an 87.
Pitman played well but fell short to Turlock and placed third, with a six stroke difference from first to third.
“We were in reach to win, but Turlock and Buhach pieced together better rounds,” said Pitman head coach Matt Jeans. “We played well but that six stroke difference really explains it all.”
Pitman's first place leader and the top finisher for the day was Bryan Rouse, who shot a 79.
“Bryan deserves it, that young man has put in years of work and it finally paid off,” Jeans said. “I am very happy for Bryan. Bryan, Chandler and Emerson will advance to Divisionals as individual representatives for the CCC.”
The Division tournament will take place at Rancho del Rey at a time yet to be determined on Monday.
The top three will move on to compete at the Section tournament at Spanos in Stockton.