Folsom Lake College golf team takes second, slips to second in Big 8 standingsBy: Staff Report
The Folsom Lake College men’s golf team was not able to enjoy the view from the top for long; their two-day reign as Big 8 Conference leaders ended with Santa Rosa winning yesterday’s tournament at Diablo Grande.
The Falcons shot a respectable team score of 377 to place second, but it was no match for Santa Rosa’s 367. Sophomore Tom Crowther led the Falcons with a round of 72 (just one stroke off the lead), followed by Joel Slak at 73.
“We really didn’t play poorly at all; Santa Rosa was just lights out today,” said Coach Barry Zarecky. “You’ve just got to tip your hat to them, because they really earned it today.”
FLC had five players shoot in the 70s, and the one who didn’t – Dylan Neal – shot one-under on the back nine (after a horrendous front nine). The Falcons now trail Santa Rosa by one point in the Big 8 standings.
Santa Rosa 367
Folsom Lake 377
American River 405
Napa Valley 408
Tom Crowther 72
Joel Slak 73
Jordan Sato-Sterni 77
Jace Tiller 77
Brad Peil 78
Dylan Neal 81
Next week’s golf schedule has been altered slightly: The Falcons will host a non-conference match Tuesday at Rancho Murieta beginning at 1:30 p.m. They will travel to Woodland on Thursday to play Big 8 Conference Tournament No. 5 at Yolo Flyers Golf Club.