Falcon golfers capture 5th place in state championship tournament!

The CCCAA State Championship 5th-place Falcons:
Connor Gaymon, Connor Scott, Mason Troike, Chris McKnight, Austin Bennett, and Chad VanderDussen
The CCCAA State Championship 5th-place Falcons: Connor Gaymon, Connor Scott, Mason Troike, Chris McKnight, Austin Bennett, and Chad VanderDussen

The Folsom Lake College men's golf team capped off their season on Monday with a fifth-place finish in the CCCAA state championship tournament at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande.  Playing conditions were reminiscent of February as the golfers battled a strong wind blowing off the ocean and temperatures in the low 50's.  The Falcons shot 799 for the 36-hole tournament, just five strokes behind fourth-place Riverside and 10 strokes back of the third-place trophy (Ventura at 789).  The Falcons also were the highest placing NorCal team in the state tournament.  College of the Canyons ran away with the title with a team score of 761, which was 24 strokes ahead of runner-up Cypress.   FLC sophomore Mason Troike, the two-time Big 8 Conference MVP, ended his brilliant career at FLC with a fourth place individual finish to make the prestigious All-State Team with rounds of 72/78 (150 total).  Falcon freshman Connor Gaymon shot 83/73 for 156, good enough to tie for 11th individual and his afternoon round of 73 was the fourth best round of the tournament.

Team Scores      am    pm      total                                        FLC Individuals                  am   pm   tot      place    

Canyons            379 / 382  = 761                                       Mason Troike                    72 / 78     150       (4th)

Cypress             385 / 400     785                                        Connor Gaymon               83 / 73    156        (11th)

Ventura            399 / 390     789                                         Chad VanderDussen       78 / 83    161        (25th)

Riverside           390 / 404     794                                         Connor Scott                   80 / 85    165        (32nd)

Folsom Lake    397 / 402     799                                    Chris McKnight                  84 / 86    170        (47th)

Chabot               411 / 407     818                                       Austin Bennett                 89 / 83    172        (52nd)

Reedley             408 / 414     822

Modesto             410 / 414     824