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Sierra takes last swings before league tourney

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Sierra takes last swings before league tourney

Sierra High's Miguel Dominguez watches his bunker shot hit the green on hole 9 Thursday against Manteca.


POSTED April 30, 2010 2:41 a.m.
It was more than just the final match of a long Valley Oak League season, it was the final tune-up for both Sierra and Manteca high’s going into Tuesday’s VOL Championships at Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp.

Sierra (10-5 VOL) closed out the regular season with a solid team-round, handling the Buffaloes (8-7) with ease 208-240 at Manteca Golf Course Thursday. Paul Michaletto and Drew Allen shared medalist honors with a 3-over-par round of 40, while both Miguel Dominguez and Ryan Leasure turned in 41’s. Kasey Milam and Chase Hunter shot a 46 and a 50, respectively.

“We talked about at the end of the season we wanted to be playing our best,” Sierra head coach Jeff Williams said. “And I think that we are there.

“I’m hoping that it will be able to carry on into the VOL’s at Greenhorn Creek, which is a different story up there.”

The Buffaloes were led by Nick Gonzalez and Brandon Vilasack’s  45, followed by Kenny Summers’ round of 48. Casey Benson shot a 50, Chris Pinpin tallied a 52, and Davey Tolbert closed his round with a 61.

East Union 209, Lathrop 316
The Lancers took their challenge from the course, closing out the regular season by beating the Spartans by more than 100 strokes Thursday.

Kyle Harmon seemingly got his game back in order, earning medalist honors with a low-round of 36 to pace all golfers. Harman was one under on the par-37 front nine at Manteca Golf Course, beating teammates Tanner Bragg (41) and Will Brink (42) by one and two strokes, respectively.

East Union’s Evan Lewis carded a 6 over par 43, while Jordan Duval shot a 47.

Cedric Sterling’s 57 and Kenneth DeGuzman’s 62 led Lathrop. Both Giberto Duran and Jay Butler shot 65’s, while teammate Corey Baker finished nine holes in 67 strokes.

Escalon 217, Ripon 221
OAKDALE – At the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, Ripon (6-3 TVL) came up just short in its attempt to grab a piece of the Trans Valley League championship, falling to the Cougars by four strokes.

“The difference between our team and Escalon is maturity,” Ripon head coach Chris Musseman said. “I think player to player we’re probably more talented, but they play better team golf than we do.”

Andrew Bonner continued his onslaught on the league, earning medalist honors with an even par round of 36. Josh Richter turned in a 42, matty Gay a 45 and Zach Capel shot a 47. Mark Bigelow finished with a 51, while Nick Mendosa had a dismal performance with a 53.
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