Golfers pick up where they left off: another tournament win

Golfers pick up where they left off: another tournament win

The FLC men's golf team, after a three-week layoff due to rainouts and a spring break hiatus, picked up right where they left off with a victory in Big 8 tournament #8 on Monday afternoon at Stockton Country Club.  The Falcons shot a team score of 387, their lowest total of the season thus far, and were 13 strokes ahead of runner-up American River.  Four Falcons shot in the 70's on Monday, a first for coach Barry Zarecky's 2018 team.  Brandon Kelly led the way with a 74, the second lowest score of the tournament, followed closely by Max Menconi with 75.  Austin Bennett recorded his best round of the season with 77 while Connor Gaymon carded a 79. 


Besides being a Big 8 Conference tournament, Monday's tournament was also a 14-team invitational that included most of the northern California colleges.  The Falcons tied for second overall with Chabot, 8 strokes behind winner Monterey Peninsula. 


                Big 8 Team Scores                                           FLC Individuals                                                                                     

                Folsom Lake                     387                         Brandon Kelly                    74

                American River                   400                         Max Menconi                     75

                Sierra                                406                         Austin Bennett                  77

                Santa Rosa                        421                         Connor Gaymon                 79

                Delta                                 422                         Jacob Russell                     82

                Napa Valley                        437                         Jake Smolinsky                 96


The Falcons will attempt to extend their 20-point lead in the Big 8 standings on Wednesday in Big 8 tournament #9 at Wildhorse Golf Club in Davis.