The Folsom Lake College men’s golf team won their seventh consecutive Big 8 tournament on Wednesday afternoon, recording their lowest team score of the season with a 375 at Wildhorse Golf Club in Davis.
The Falcons were 10 strokes better than runner-up Sierra, as they extended their lead in the Big standings to 22 points - the largest in FLC golf history – with six tournaments left to play. The Falcons had five players shoot in the 70s – a first in 2018 – with Max Menconi leading the way with his 72. Jacob Russell and Krishton Trimp also impressed with rounds of 74 and 75, respectively.
“We’re starting to look like the team I was expecting us to be,” said coach Barry Zarecky. After eight tournaments, the Falcons’ record against all Big 8 opponents is now a gaudy 39-1 (they finished second to Sierra in the first tournament of the season) and 59-6-1 against all northern California community colleges.
Team Scores FLC Individuals Big 8 Standings Points
Folsom Lake 375 Max Menconi 72 Folsom Lake 94
Sierra 385 Jacob Russell 74 Sierra 72
American River 386 Krishton Trimp 75 American River 66
Santa Rosa 391 Brandon Kelly 77 Santa Rosa 52
Delta 407 Connor Gaymon 77 Delta 28
Napa Valley 417 Austin Bennett 82 Napa Valley 24
The Falcons won their fifth straight game on Thursday afternoon, walloping Modesto 17-2 at Falcon Field.
Starter Tyler Cochran improved his record to 5-2 with seven strong innings, while allowing just two runs. Sophomore centerfielder John Mook raised his team-leading batting average to a ridiculous .430 (sixth highest in California) with four hits and five RBI. Over the last five games, Mook is 12-for-21 (.571) with 11 RBI and nine walks. Third baseman Anthony Mislinski smashed his fourth home run of the season in the seventh inning – a three-run shot to left field – as he continued to swing a hot bat. All four of his home runs have come since March 23.
The win enabled the Falcons to even their Big record at 7-7 and raised their overall record to 22-8.
Upcoming Sports Schedule
Tuesday, April 10 Men’s tennis at Chabot (NorCal playoffs, round 1) at 1 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Modesto (NorCal playoffs, round 1) at 1 p.m.
Baseball at Santa Rosa, 2:30 p.m.
Softball at Diablo Valley, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11 Men’s golf – Big 8 Tournament No. 10 at Windsor GC (Santa
Thursday, April 12 Baseball vs. Santa Rosa at FLC, 2:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Yuba at FLC, 5 p.m.