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Folsom Lake College golf team closes in on Big 8 lead

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The Folsom Lake College men’s golf team took third place in Thursday’s Big 8 Tournament No. 8 at Sunset Whitney Country Club with a team score of 394, just four shots behind winner Delta College and one shot behind Butte College. The Falcons continued to show great depth, as Tom Crowther and Cole Zarecky led the team with rounds of 75 and 77, respectively. With conference leader Santa Rosa finishing sixth, the Falcons were able to move to within a single point of the Big 8 lead. The team’s record improved to 49-14 overall. Steve Mesich finished in 79 strokes, while Luke Ivazian (81), James Millward (82) and Drew Roberts (88) rounded out the scoring. Delta College won the tournament by shooting a 390, followed by Butte (393), Folsom Lake (394), Sierra (400), American River (402), Santa Rosa (404), Modesto (416) and Napa Valley (431). Santa Rosa leads the Big 8 standings with 91 points, while Folsom Lake has 90 and American River sits third with 81 after eight of 12 tournaments.