Folsom Lake College’s men’s golf wins Big 8 Tourney, ARC knocks off Falcon tennis team

By: Staff Report
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The Folsom Lake College men’s golf team has been picking up momentum lately and that trend continued yesterday at Big 8 Conference Tournament No. 3, held at Teal Bend Golf Club.

The Falcons led all teams with a score of 372, eight shots better than runner-up Santa Rosa. Also of note, the Falcons managed to keep all six players in the 70s.

Sophomore Joel Slak continued his hot streak with a three-stroke win by shooting 70. Freshman Dylan Neal turned in the second-lowest score of the day with his 73.

“I’m so pleased with our number five and six golfers,” said Folsom coach Barry Zarecky. “They’re the reason we’re able to win these matches.”

Last year the Falcons had solid play from one through four, but would invariably lose the lead when the fifth and sixth scores came in.

“Everybody is able to contribute, and it makes a huge difference in the way they approach the game.”

The Falcons now find themselves in first place in the Big 8 after three (of 12) tournaments.


Team Scores

Folsom Lake 372

Santa Rosa 380

Sierra 396

Delta 402

Modesto 403

American River 410

Napa Valley 429


FLC Individuals

Joel Slak 70

Dylan Neal 73

Jordan Sato-Sterni 75

Brad Peil 76

Tom Crowther 78

Jace Tiller 79


Big 8 Standings (after 3 of 12 tournaments)

Folsom Lake 38

Santa Rosa 37

Sierra 33

Modesto 22

Delta 15

Napa Valley 14

American River 9


The Folsom Lake College men’s tennis team ran into an ultra-strong squad from American River College Tuesday, losing 9-0.



#1 Kurt Marpuri lost 0-6. 1-6

#2 Argish Gevorgyan withdrew due to injury/illness

#3 Craig Wheeler lost 0-6, 1-6

#4 Mark Quimbo lost 0-6, 0-6

#5 Jorge Espiritu lost 0-6, 0-6

#6 Shawn Samson lost 0-6, 0-6.



Marpuri/Wheeler lost 1-8

Gevorgyan/Quimbo lost 0-8

Espiritu/Samson lost 0-8


The golf team will travel to Diablo Grande Golf Club (Patterson) today for Big 8 Tournament No. 4. The tennis team begins the second round of play in the Big 8 on Friday with a trip to Rocklin to take on Sierra College.