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Golfers End Season With Room To Improve
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Riverbank golfers lost to Hilmar 225-305, were defeated by Patterson, 296-305, and won over Livingston by forfeit in the final week of league play.

The Bruins played Hilmar and Livingston on the back nine and Patterson on the front nine of the Diablo Grande Course on Thursday. Livingston brought only four players to the match.

"We ended the league season at 3-11, which is three wins better than last year," said Riverbank coach John Bartlett.

The Bruin scores were Nick Hernandez 50, Jose Jimenez 64, Nick Bos 59, Eric Claros 66 and Patrick Dean 66 against Hilmar; and Hernandez 50, Jimenez 64, Bos 59, Claros 66 and Dean 66 against Patterson.

The League Meet is set for this Thursday, May 5, starting at 9 am again at the Diablo Grande Course.

The top six individuals, in addition to the winning teams, will advance to subsections. The Riverbank team is not in the running, but Fernandez and Dean have a chance of advancement as individuals.

"They are rated in the top 10. If they have a good day, they stand a chance. But the weather forecast is for rain," said Bartlett.

Bartlett with Fernandez and Dean joined other high school coaches and golfers in caddying for the Canadian Pro Tour the week before.

Over 150 professional golfers played that Thursday and Friday and 60 of them continued through Saturday and Sunday.

"Nick and Patrick's pros went the whole four days. Mine didn't get beyond Friday so I got the weekend off," said Bartlett.

The Canadian Pro Tour is a sort of minor league and stepping stone to the Professional Golf Association, he said.

"It was a learning experience for us all, watching some of the top golfers in the world," said Bartlett.