STEVINSON -- A rare feat propelled Los Banos' Mark Nocito to the Central California Conference Mid-Season Tournament title on Thursday afternoon.
Nocito followed up an eagle on the ninth hole with a double eagle on No. 10 and finished with a 1-under-par 71, four strokes ahead of Turlock's Paul Smith.
Turlock took the team title with a 409. Golden Valley (427), Atwater (431) and Buhach Colony (441) finished second, third and fourth, respectively. Merced failed to build on its John Montano Invitational win on Monday, finishing last in the field.
The spotlight, however, belonged to Nocito, who found the bottom of the cup on No. 12 from 210-plus yards away.
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Word of his feat spread quickly across the grounds at Stevinson Ranch. He was 4-under after 12 holes, backing up his eagle-double eagle with a par on the 11th hole and a birdie on 12.