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Sharp spearheads Indians in victory over Escalon
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Nick Sharp finished 3-over par with a 39 at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, leading Ripon to a 214-249 victory Friday over visiting Escalon.

The Indians improved to 7-0 as they begin the second half of their Trans-Valley League schedule alone in first place.

Kyle Head ended up a stroke shy of low-medalist Sharp. Jack Brierly contributed with a 43 and Robbie Figeroid and Nathan Suender each contributed a 46.

“The rest of the league is probably a little bit surprised because Hilmar was supposed to kind of run through everyone this year,” Ripon coach Chris Musseman said. “My kids put in a lot of hard work in the offseason and it’s showing. We still have a long way to go, though.”

Valley Oak League

Kimball 238, Weston Ranch 264

Weston Ranch’s Manny Catario was low medalist with a 7-over 43 at Old River Golf Course Thursday, while Daron Carrillo added a 47. Kimball had all five of its scorers finish with sub-50 cards.