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Manteca impressive, can’t keep pace with Indians

Sierra's Miguel Dominguez walked away with medalist honors with a 1-over-par 36, but his Timberwolves fell five strokes short of keeping pace with the Oakdale Mustangs in Thursday's VOL action.

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POSTED April 23, 2010 1:39 a.m.
Andrew Bonner continued to lead by example, turning in a 3-under-par round of 34 to earn medalist honors in Ripon High’s 200-226 victory over Manteca High Thursday in non-league action at Manteca Golf Course.

Ripon received six impressive rounds led by Bonner’s latest performance and had little trouble skipping past the Buffaloes on their home course. Manteca did drop the match by nearly 30-strokes, but it was one of the groups more solid team efforts on the season.

“I thought our kids played very relaxed and it showed,” Manteca head coach David Fontanilla said. “This was our lowest team score to date. If we are able to harness this vibe for the next two weeks, we may experience some success when the league meet at Greenhorn (May 4) starts.”

Manteca was led by Nick Gonzalez’s 42, followed by Brandan Vilaysack (44), Kenny Summers (46) and Chris Pinpin (47). Teammate Casey Benson also turned in a 47, while Davey Tolbert finished nine holes in 60 strokes.

Ripon saw Jordan Williamson slide in three-strokes behind Bonner with a 37, while both Josh Richter and Matty Gay both shot 42’s. Nick Mendonca shot a 45 and Zach Capel rounded out the Indians’ scorecard with a 48.

The story of the day clearly belonged to Bonner, who watched his stock climb even higher with another shining round on an already unbelievably impressive season.

“He was unbelievable today; that kid just owned the course,” Ripon head coach Chris Musseman said. “He went out and went bogey, par, par and then had four birdies in a row. I saw some of his shots and he wasn’t always in the best spots.

“His ability to recover from a not-so-good drive or second shot is really what’s amazing about him.”

Bonner will try and continue his strong play when the Indians meet up with Ripon Christian Wednesday for a makeup of their Trans Valley League action.

Oakdale 213, Sierra 218
OAKDALE – The Timberwolves got a medalist honors round from Miguel Dominguez, but narrowly missed an opportunity to give the Mustangs their second Valley Oak League loss in a 213-218 defeat Thursday.

Sierra (8-5) got a 38 from Paul Michaleto and a 44 from Ryan Leasure, while Drew Allen and Casey Milam turned in a 47 and 52, respectively.

Oakdale (13-1) was led by Austin Whitworth’s 2-over-par 38.

East Union 206, Central Valley (forfeit)
The Lancers turned in a solid team-round even though the Hawks only fielded three players.

Will Brink earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 38, while Kyle Harmon finished nine holes with a 39. Tanner Bragg shot a 42, Guillermo Barajas shot a 43 while Evan Lewis and Jordan Duval finished with a 44 and 45, respectively.
— Jagada Chambers
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