FRESNO — Austin Tay and Alex Jackson, Modesto Junior College's top doubles pair, will advance to the Regional and State Championship in Ojai.
Tay and Jackson, the No. 2 seed of the Big 8 South Tournament, won their first-round match Thursday and will advance. Luis Velazquez and Freddie Matthews also will continue their respective seasons, though they lost their opening match.
Tay, Velazquez and Rick Peloso all won their first-round singles matches.
PIRATES 5TH Robert Wikoff and Austen Cardoza both shot 77 at Oakmont GC of Santa Rosa during the seventh of 12 Big 8 tournament. Michael Sturgis posted an 81 for the Pirates, who trailed first-place Folsom Lake by 20 strokes. Modesto sits in fourth place overall and chases Sierra for the final playoff berth.