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Will C. Wood earns titles in Horton Invite
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Tony Horton Invitational
• Team results: 1. Will C. Wood 417, 2. Modesto 420, 3. East Union 423, 4. Castro Valley 438, 5. Sierra 441, 6. Manteca 454, 7. Bishop O’Dowd 469, 8. West 485, 8. Arroyo 494.
• Top individuals: 1. Steven Staples, Wood, 72; 2t. Will Brink, East Union, 76; 2t. Drew Allen, Sierra 76; 4t. Ryan Leasure, Sierra, 78; 4t. Zac Roe, Wood, 78; 6t. Michael McGee, Modesto, 80; 6t. Allan Silveira, West, 80; 8t. Zack Cooper, Modesto, 82; 8t. Evan Lewis, East Union, 82; 10t. Jordan Duval, East Union, 83; 10t. Stephen Shen, Castro Valley, 83; 10t. Nick Gonzales, Manteca, 83.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational’s team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.

Led by medalist Steven Staples’ even-par round of 72, the Wildcats edged out Modesto High 417-420 for the title. East Union was the top finisher among the three local teams, taking third with a 423.

Only nine schools were represented, with several others opting not to return because of spring break. There was still a nice mix of participants from the Central Valley and the East Bay.

Finishing in a second-place tie individually were East Union’s Will Brink and Sierra’s Drew Allen with 76 scores. Sierra ended up in fifth place with a 441, and tourney host Manteca High was sixth with a 454.

East Union had two other top-10 finishers in Evan Lewis and Jordan Duval with an 82 and 83, respectively. Zac Couch (89) and Jordan Lunn (93) make up the rest of the Lancers’ score.

Sierra’s Ryan Leasure turned in a fourth-place score of 78. Other contributors were Kasey Milam (89), Tyler Gulbronson (98) and Blake Settlemoir (98).

Manteca was rock solid from No. 1-4 and was paced by Nick Gonzales’ 83. Casey Benson (88), Tim Baker (89), Dakota Morris (89) and Brandon Vilaysack (105) scored for the Buffaloes.