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Umamoto advances to Masters

Local Roundup
By: Journal Sports Staff
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Bear River’s Johnny Umamoto fired a 4-over-par 76 during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton Monday, tying for third place overall and qualifying for next Monday’s Masters tournament. The Bruins placed second as a team with a combined 439, as strokes behind winner Jim Elliot. Turlock Christian (444) was third. Travis Stokes shot a 79, Austin Rosene carded a 91, Maxx Mamula had a 95 and Colby Shaules closed the spring with a 98. Tennis Del Oro High’s diminutive singles star Brett Bacharach will play Kyle Coates of Oakmont in the ‘A’ singles flight of the Sierra Foothill League tournament. The Eagles also have home-court advantage when team section playoffs begin Thursday. Del Oro beat Granite Bay 5-4 last week to earn a share of the league crown, and it went to number of sets won to determine the SFL’s top seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Caitlin Hanson beat Lindhurst’s Chaua Thao 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the girls final at the Golden Empire League singles tournament at Marysville. Hanson, the top seed, will also enter the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament in Stockton next week with the No. 1 honor. She beat Mee Thao, who came into Monday’s tournament 13-1 overall, 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals and remained unbeaten by rallying for a win in the championship, her third match of the day. Jen Menary, the Falcons’ No. 2 player, fell 6-4, 4-6, 9-11 to her opponent. Ashton Santee, the top boys player, lost to Highlands’ Serg Khokvan 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 in a second-round match. Dan Magorian also fell to a higher seed. Marysville will host the GEL doubles tournament Wednesday.