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Falcon golf team stumbles at NorCal; two individuals qualify for state

By: Staff Report
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The Folsom Lake College men’s golf team, fresh off their first Big 8 Conference Championship, went into Monday’s NorCal Championship at Diablo Grande Golf Club with high hopes.

Needing a team finish in the top two in order to qualify for the state championship, the Falcons could do no better than fourth. The disappointing finish ended the season for all but two of the team’s players. Sophomores Tom Crowther and Joel Slak qualified for the state championship as individuals; Crowther shot 146 (72, 74) and Slak came in with a 148 (76, 72).

The Falcons finished the morning round in third place with a solid team score of 372, but trailed Big 8 rival Santa Rosa by just one stroke for second. Unfortunately, the afternoon round was not kind to the Falcons, as three players shot in the 80s and the team finished with a 388.

“It’s a shame to finish the way we did; we had a great chance but played poorly in the afternoon,” said Coach Barry Zarecky. “I’m so proud of this team, winning our first Big 8 Championship last week. It just hurts to finish this way.”

 

Team Scores   AM      PM      Total

Chabot             359      362      721 (1 over par)

Santa Rosa      371      375      746

Reedley           379      378      757

Folsom Lake   372      388      760

Sierra               385      390      775

 

FLC Individuals AM    PM      Total

Tom Crowther    72     74        146

Joel Slak              76    72        148

Jace Tiller            75    77        152

Dylan Neal          76    81        157

Brad Peil              73    85        158

Jordan Sato-Sterni 81  84        165

 

Slak and Crowther will compete in the state championship at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel on Monday.