Golfers return to form, grab a share of Big 8 lead

Golfers return to form, grab a share of Big 8 lead

Despite playing in biting wind and cold, the FLC men's golf team returned to form on Monday at the Stanford Invitational, where they captured third place overall in the field of 12 teams and simultaneously won Big 8 Tournament #2.  The Falcons shot a team score of 388, just five strokes behind second-place Chabot but 23 strokes behind Monterey Peninsula's unfathomable 365.  The scores also counted for Big 8 Tournament #2, which allowed the Falcons a chance for redemption after last week's debacle at Whitney Oaks.  With five players shooting in the 70's, the Falcons easily defeated Sierra by 11 strokes while making up for last week's loss.  Brandon Kelly was the falcons' low scorer with a 74, and steady Max Menconi shot 78 along with Jacob Russell.  The Falcons have a chance to take sole possession of first place on Wednesday when they host Big 8 Tournament #3 at their home course, Rancho Murieta Country Club.





                Stanford Invitational Team Scores                    Big 8 Conference Teams                                     FLC Individuals

                Monterey Peninsula            365                         Folsom Lake                  388                        Brandon Kelly               74

                Chabot                                   383                      Sierra                           399                         Max Menconi                 78

                Folsom Lake                          388                        American River            416                         Jacob Russell                78

                Taft                                         391                       Napa Valley                427                         Connor Gaymon             79

                San Jose                                 399                       Santa Rosa                   435                         Krishton Trimp              79

                Sierra                                     399                                                                                         Austin Bennett               86

                Modesto                                  411

                Fresno                                    412

                American River                       416

                Napa Valley                           427

                Santa Rosa                             435