The Patterson High boys golf team was without their number one golfer junior Paramjit Chouhan when they hosted Buhach Colony for their third match in the Central California Conference.

His absence was felt as the Tigers lost by 13 strokes to the Thunder 254-241 last Thursday at the Diablo Grande Golf Course.

Patterson went into the match with a 1-1 record. The Tigers lost on a tiebreaker to Atwater at the Rancho del Rey Golf Course on March 5, but bounced back with a 269-295 victory at Merced last week on March 12.

Last Thursday’s loss to Buhach Colony puts Patterson 1-2 so far this season.

Buhach Colony’s Justin Pasley led all golfers with a score of 38.

Patterson’s Cole Bautista and the Thunder’s Jonathan Valencia tied to shoot the second-best scores at 45.

The only other golfer to break sub 50 was Jacob Freitas, who shot a 48 for Buhach Colony last Thursday.

Patterson junior Daniel Tafoya and Buhach’s Josh Padilla shot a 50.

Sophomore Isaac Martikke and senior Braeden Hartsell shot a 52 each, while freshman Andre Tadios finished with a score of 55.

Patterson senior Gerardo Brambila finished the Diablo Grande course with a 71.

The Tigers hosted Golden Valley at Diablo Grande on Wednesday after press time.

Patterson is scheduled to host El Capitan on Thursday.

PI sports writer

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