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Oakdale slips past Lancers
East Union’s Will Brink put together a great round Tuesday, shooting 3-under-par to pace the Lancers with a 34 in their VOL loss to Oakdale. - photo by Bulletin file photo
Even with one of the most impressive individual rounds of the young season, East Union fell a few strokes short in a 206-209 loss to Oakdale in Valley Oak League play Tuesday.

East Union got a stellar round from Will Brink, who earned medalist honors with a 3-under-par round of 34 to pace all golfers. Jordan Duval and Zac Couch both tallied 41s and Eric Lewis turned in a 46. Lancer Evan Lewis rounded out the top-5 scores with a 47.

“As a coach I hate to lose,” East Union head coach Dennis Wells said. “But this was a loss that didn’t bother me too much. I like what I saw out of my guys. Oakdale is just a good team with a great coach.

“I was proud of Will, his round was pretty spectacular.”

Brink finished his nine-hole round without a bogie, sinking three birdie putts and paring the six other holes.

The Lancers will get another shot at Oakdale when they travel to Oakdale Golf and Country Club for the two teams’ final meeting, but first the Lancers will have to prepare to host the Spartans when Lathrop comes to town Thursday.

Trans Valley League
Ripon 176, Riverbank 270
The Indians cruised to the Trans Valley League victory over Riverbank, getting a 2-under-par 29 from Andrew Bonner to lead Ripon past the Bruins 176-270.

Bonner made par on holes one thru six, before making birdies on seven and eight and paring the final hole. Jordan Williamson followed Bonner with a 34, Jack Brierly turned in a 37, while Zach Capel and Jason Williamson both turned in a 38. The victory was a nice rebound for Ripon (3-1 TVL, 6-1 overall) which lost its first match of the season to Modesto Christian last week without the services of senior standout Josh Richter.

“Our kids are adjusting to life after Richter,” Ripon head coach Chris Musseman said about Richter no longer being on the club. “We have a quality player gone, but the kids have stepped up and are moving forward.

“We still have out sights set on taking the TVL.”