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Men's Golf Goes to State Championships

May 16, 2011

2011 Folsom Lake College Men's Golf Team

2011 Folsom Lake College Men's Golf Team

The FLC men's golf team pulled off a major come-from-behind effort last week in the NorCal Golf Championships at Diablo Grande Golf Club in Patterson, finishing in fourth place to qualify as a team for this week's California Community College State Championships!

The Falcons looked to be in trouble after shooting a team score of 396 in the morning round of 18 holes, putting them in 7th place out of 11 teams. Knowing that just the top four teams qualify for state,, they had their work cut out for them in the afternoon. Things didn't look any better when the Falcons' #2 golfer, Tom Crowther, severely sprained his ankle and was forced to withdraw from play. That meant the Falcons would have to use all five of the remaining team members' scores.

When FLC's #1 Cole Zarecky finished with an afternoon round of 83, things looked even worse. But then the tide turned, as #3 Luke Ivazian came in with a 78, James Millward carded a 76, Steve Mesich turned in another 76, and Jake Kroeker rounded out the scoring with a 78. The Falcons' afternoon round of 391 was enough to beat out Cabrillo College by 10 strokes for the coveted final qualifying spot to the State Championships.

"That was an example of the true definition of team," stated coach Barry Zarecky when asked how they managed such an amazing comeback.

Team Scores A.M. P.M. Total
Reedley 382 377 759
Chabot 375 388 763
Santa Rosa 390 389 779
Folsom Lake 396 391 787
Cabrillo 388 409 797
Butte 389 413 802
Monterey Peninsula 400 403 803
American River 389 419 808
Delta 409 405 814
West Hills 424 415 839
Foothill 421 429 850

Individual Scores A.M. P.M. Total
Tom Crowther 80 WD
Luke Ivazian 75 78 153
Jake Kroeker 82 78 160
James Millward 85 76 161
Steve Mesich 82 76 158
Cole Zarecky 77 83 160

Congratulations to Coach Zarecky and the Falcons golfers on their historic achievement: the first Folsom Lake College team to qualify for State Championship competition! Go Falcons!