Folsom Lake College golfers retake Big 8 Conference lead

By: Staff Report
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The up-and-down season of the Folsom Lake College men’s golf team continued Thursday as the Falcons took over first place in the Big 8 Conference with a three-stroke victory at Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon.

The win caused the fifth lead change of the season and the third in just one week. Folsom Lake trailed Santa Rosa by one point prior to yesterday’s tournament, but left with a two-point lead after Modesto tied Santa Rosa for second in the tournament.

Tom Crowther’s round of 71 led the Falcons, while Brad Peil finished with a 72, but one incident almost cost coach Barry Zarecky an ulcer en route to the victory.

“One of our players did not double check his scorecard before signing it and was disqualified for signing an incorrect card.”

That meant the team would have to rely on No. 6 player, Jordan Sato-Sterni, to score 85 or better in order to secure the victory. When Jordan came in with an 83, it allowed Zarecky to exhale.

“I aged 10 years waiting for that score to come in,” Zarecky said.


Team Scores

Folsom Lake 376

(tie)Modesto 379

Santa Rosa

Sierra 383

Delta 399

American River 400

Napa Valley 419


FLC Individuals (par 72)

Tom Crowther 71

Brad Peil 72

Joel Slak 75

Jace Tiller 75

Jordan Sato-Sterni 83

Dylan Neal DQ-incorrect scorecard (75)


Big 8 Standings after 10 of 12 tournaments

Folsom Lake 126

Santa Rosa 124

Sierra 96

Modesto 81

Delta 54

American River 51

Napa Valley 22


With just two tournaments remaining in the Big 8 Conference schedule, the Falcons now hold a narrow two-point lead. Tuesday’s (April 23) tournament No. 11 will be a home match for Folsom Lake at Rancho Murieta Country Club (north course) with players teeing off between noon and 1:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome.