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East Union places fifth, Ripon eighth at Tracy Tourney
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While it’s a solid effort for most, East Union High’s Will Brink had a rare off day in the Tracy Tournament Monday.

The low medalist of the McNair Invitational and Pitman Tournament finished 11 strokes over par at Diablo Grande’s Legends course in Patterson.

Teammate Jordan Duval led the Lancers with an 82 as they finished in a two-way tie for fifth place with Granada with a four-player score of 335. Evan Lewis and Zac Couch finished in 84 and 86 strokes, respectively.

Ripon also made the trek, placing seventh out of 17 with a 354.

St. Mary’s of Stockton (312), Moreau Catholic of Hayward (315), Modesto (326) and Heritage of Brentwood (330) were the top four teams. St. Mary’s Anthony Madrid and Moreau’s Carlos Briones were the co-medalists with each carding a 72.

“I thought that we didn’t play up to our potential, but this was a good tune-up for the section tournament,” East Union coach Dennis Wells said. The Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament also takes place at Diablo Grande on May 8, and the Lancers — who hold a share of the lead in the Valley Oak League — stand a very good chance of returning.

Ripon coach Chris Musseman was pleased with the overall effort considering his best player, Zach Capel, wasn’t in the lineup.

Nick Mendonca and Jason Williamson each turned in an 82, Jack Brierly scored a 90 and Nick Sharp a 91.

“Jason Williamson has really picked it up the past week or two,” Musseman said. “He is back to where he was at the beginning of the season when he was playing very well, and we’re going to need him down the stretch.”