Falcon golfers set new school record on their way to Big 8 championship

Falcon golfers set new school record on their way to Big 8 championship

The Falcons are champions once again.  After finishing second in the tough Big 8 Conference the last two years, the FLC golf team shot a school-record team score of 361 on their way to victory in NorCal Major tournament #5 at Yolo Flyers Golf Club in Woodland on Monday afternoon.  With the win, the Falcons secured the Big 8 title for the third time in the last five years.  All six FLC golfers shot 76 or better, led by Nick Fowler's 2-under-par 70, which earned him low medalist honors.  Freshman Mason Troike shot a 71 to wrap up the Big 8 MVP award as well as the All-Region MVP. Five Falcons earned All-Conference by virtue of their season-long scoring average: Troike, Fowler, Eric Olsem, Chris McKnight, and Matt Shirley.  Olsem also finished as the third lowest scorer in the region.

" I just hope we're not peaking too soon," noted coach Barry Zarecky, referring to next week's NorCal regional championship and the May 16 State Championship.  "We're playing as well as any team I've ever had."  The Falcons will host the CCCAA NorCal Regional next Monday at Rancho Murieta Country Club (the team's home course), where players must play 36 holes in one day with hopes of finishing in the top 4 teams (or 6 individuals) to qualify for the state championship in Palm Springs. 


Team Scores                                                      FLC Individuals

Folsom Lake                      361                         Nick Fowler                        70

Reedley                              367                         Mason Troike                    71

Chabot                               371                         Eric Olsem                           72

Monterey Peninsula              378                         Chris McKnight                  73

Modesto                             381                         Connor Scott                      75

West Hills                           388                         Matt Shirley                       76

Santa Rosa                         391

Sierra                                393

Fresno                               393

Delta                                 398

San Jose                            402

American River                   409

Napa Valley                        414