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Golfers Win Three Of Four League Matches
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Suiting up for several matches, Escalon won three and lost one on the week, staying near the top of the standings in Trans-Valley League golf action.

Cougar golfers were on the links Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

They played against Livingston at River Oaks on Tuesday, April 5 and took the match by default, with Livingston putting only three players on the course.

"They've been playing all their matches," coach Stan Maggard noted of Livingston, thanking the Wolves. "Even though they lose, it allows our kids to play for league points."

Escalon carded a 176 on the day at the par 31 course, paced by Jeff Dugo and Travis Jackson, each with a 33. Jason Pires had a 35, Grable Ramirez shot a 37, Cameron Kisst came in at 38 and Austin Jackson carded a 39.

Wednesday, the Cougars traveled to Spring Creek and played off with both Ripon Christian and Ripon, fitting both league matches in the same day.

They took a 213-226 win over Ripon Christian at the par 36 course.

Austin Jackson shot a 40, followed by older brother Travis with a 43. Dugo and Garrett Heapy also came in at 43, Kisst and Pires carded a 44.

"It was nice to see our freshman, Austin, come in with a lower score than his brother, he's been playing extremely well," said Maggard.

"That same day we matched with Ripon but we lost that one, we would have been undefeated if we had won," the coach added.

The scores of Travis Jackson, Kisst, Dugo, Pires and Heapy were counted in that match for the 213 score, Ripon came in at 209, just four strokes better than the varsity Cougars.

"That was the window of opportunity for us to beat this team," he said. "But they had a player that got a double eagle on number six and he was three under par for 33 on the day, it's hard to win when they throw a double eagle at you."

Still, the Cougars regrouped and put together a win Thursday at Diablo Grande, shooting a 220 on the par 36 course, winning 220-277 against host Patterson.

Dugo had a 40, Austin Jackson 43, Travis Jackson 44, Pires and Travis Hill, 46 and Kisst with a 47.

"There were some pretty tough conditions for the week," Maggard said of the wet, windy weather. "The greens were sanded also so that made it hard."

Escalon stands at 10-1 and is scheduled to host Hughson on the Oakdale course on Thursday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.