Clovis News: Sports

Clovis North wins D-II boys golf title

Clovis North High won a Central Section golf title, and it required a record-tying performance by Centennial to deny Clovis West one as well.

Clovis North, led by Jacob Ruffino's 74 and T.J. Masters' 75, won the Division II crown in a runaway at Mifflin-Buena Vista Golf Course in Taft.

Clovis West displayed remarkable balance in the D-I tournament at the same venue, having its six-man team shoot between 73 and 76 while scoring 370. The Golden Eagles were led by Brian Waterhouse and Troy Sweeney, each at 73.

Yet the defending champion settled for second place after Centennial shot a 2-over par 362 – a school record that also equaled Clovis West's section mark in 2008.

The Golden Hawks featured senior Jack Henneberry's 69. Their scoring was rounded out by Neil Bautista (71), Jeremy Choi (72), Joseph Choi (75) and P.J. Carmichael (75).

Centennial and Clovis West will advance to the Southern California Regional Championships May 31 at Brookside Country Club in Pasadena.

The top two teams from both divisions combined Monday qualified for the regional. So that left out Clovis North (382), which has its first class of seniors.

"That was a little disappointing for us because we had really hoped for one of those two spots," Broncos coach Ron Ramos said. "But we are pleased to have a Valley championship."