ROSEVILLE -- Acalanes High's Will Brueckner won medalist honors and Foothill captured the team title for the third time in five years at Monday's NCGA/CIF boys golf championships, highlighting a huge day for East Bay players at Sierra View Country Club.

Brueckner shot a 6-under 66 to win the tournament by two strokes over De La Salle's Josh McCarthy.

Brueckner -- who started his round on the 10th hole -- was 3-under after his first nine holes, then birdied hole nos. 3, 8 and 9 to finish the round. He was 3-under on the par 3s at Sierra View, chipping in for birdie on hole nos. 8, 12 and 17.

Brueckner's goal at the start of the season was just to make it to the state championships for the first time. That's what he had in mind at the start of Monday's round as well, but after he moved to 4-under through 12 holes, his goal changed.

"At that point I said, 'Let's win this thing'," Brueckner said. "I thought another 67 would win. The course was playing pretty hard."

It's the third straight week Brueckner has shot a round in the 60s. He had the low score at the North Coast Section Division I qualifier on May 5, shooting a 67 at Diablo Creek in Concord. A week later, he shot another 67, this time in the NCS Tournament of Champions at Peacock Gap Country Club in San Rafael. He finished one stroke back of Branson's Miguel Delgado.


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"The putter's been rolling," Brueckner said. "I've been making a lot of putts, and I hit the driver really well today."

It's the second straight year an East Bay golfer has won the Northern California title, after Foothill's Ryan Maund was medalist last year.

Foothill had five golfers shoot 79 or better to finish with a team score of 380 -- one shot ahead of Dublin -- for its second Northern California title in three years and its fourth overall.

John Fracisco led the Falcons with a 73, followed by Tanner Hughes (75), Raj Chekuri (76), Ryan Knop (77) and Maund (79).

Jacob Solomon led Dublin with a 71, good enough for a tie for third overall. Chris Larsen and William Choi each shot a 77 and Justin Choi and Rei Enchizenza both shot a 78 to round out the Gaels' team score.

Central Catholic-Modesto had a team score of 382 to finish third, and Campolindo finished fifth with a team score of 387. The top three teams and the top nine individuals not on those teams advance to the state championships June 4 at San Gabriel Country Club.

Campolindo's Jim Coon shot a 73 to qualify as an individual.