Knoll brothers lift FHS golf team

By: Matt Long
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Brian Knoll shot a one-under 71 and his brother Taylor finished a stroke back at even par, as Folsom High’s golf team defended their title at the Cal-Hi Tournament in Plumas Pines. Folsom shot s 393 and finished three strokes ahead of the defending Nor-Cal champion, Rocklin, and 10 strokes in front of Granite Bay, who won the tournament from 2002-2004. “We had good momentum going into this tournament, and we showed it as our team played with confidence and poise on a very tough and narrow track that Plumas Pines presents,” Folsom coach Steve Burgess said. “Our players were ecstatic as the other 16 teams began to post their scores and began to realize that they had a chance to defend their title. “Now all we have to do is follow that up with a great effort at Cherry Island in our last league tournament.” With his 71, Brian Knoll posted the low score of the tournament, while his brother finished second. Dalton Theis came in with a three-over 75, followed by D.J. Christensen’s 82, Zack Bouchard’s 93 and Alex Morgan’s 96. Folsom started off the week playing well too, as the Bulldogs tied Jesuit for first place in the third Delta River League Tournament of the season. Folsom and Jesuit both came in at 371 strokes on the par-72 course at Wildhawk, Folsom’s best score of the season. “We played our best round of the year in league,” Burgess said. “This helped solidify our second-place spot and at the same time we didn’t lose any ground to Jesuit.” Folsom had two players break par, as Christensen shot a two-under 70 and Brian Knoll came in with 71 strokes. Taylor Knoll wasn’t that far behind, as he finished one-over par with a 73, while Theis shot a 75. Morgan finished in 82 strokes, while Bouchard came in with a 93. “This is the first round this year where we got the majority of our team firing on all cylinders and it was great to see,” Burgess said. “We are hoping to carry on that momentum into Monday at the last league tournament at Cherry Island in Elverta.”