The Turlock High boys’ golf team claimed back-to-back undefeated league champs after Monday's Central California Conference Tournament.
It was a great afternoon from Pheasant Run Golf Club on Monday for both Turlock and Pitman, who each had a successful afternoon, but in the end only the Bulldogs remained atop.
The Pride managed to advance to the Divisionals, earning a third-place finish in the tournament and in overall scoring with a tally of 438. El Capitan took second with 435, while the Bulldogs shot a 396 and captured the CCC title.
“That ends up being back to back undefeated league champions,” said Turlock head coach Jason Boswell. “The kids put in the time during the offseason to be ready to showcase what they can do during the season.”
“It has been like that all year. We lost to El Cap by one stroke at the Mid-Season Tournament, beat them by one at our place, and lost by three today to them. It was a battle all year,” said Pitman head coach Matt Jeans.
Pitman was coming off a 5-1 season in league matches heading into Monday's tournament and needed nothing short of a first-place result if they wished to oust their crosstown foe, but Turlock managed to get the upper hand with a 402-473 win.
Turlock’s Logan Lucero had the lowest round of the day in that match with a 76. Preston Magina and Arik Bains shot a 79. Fletcher Bacon shot an 83 and Connor Old finished with an 85.
Pitman's lowest score came from Chandler Hedrick who shot an 83. Nathaniel Coutinho finished with an 88.
“Although we didn't finish as strong as we would have liked against Turlock, we have played well enough to advance to Divisionals,” said Jeans. “We were in a good position going into the league tournament.”
They did, but again like Thursday's final league match, Turlock got the better half after they controlled the day. Turlock finished with two of the top three scorers for the day.
Top scores for Turlock's consecutive undefeated season: Magina led all with a score of 73. Bains followed in second (74), followed by Old (82), Lucero (83) and Dylan Cummings (84) followed.
Pitman's best finish came from Hedrick after he shot a 76, good enough for the third best individual score. No other Pride player was in the top 10.
The Divisional tournament will take place at a time and location yet to be announced.