NU’s golf team back on track
As frustrating as the Miners might have been with their performance in the Metro Conference meet Monday in Marysville, Nevada Union’s varsity golf team got back on track Wednesday with a dominating 200-249 win over Golden Sierra at Alta Sierra Country Club.
NU senior Erik Flores shot a one-over-par 37 to earn the meet’s medalist honors, while teammates Andrew Grizzell and Justin Johnson were right behind as each shot a round of 38. Gavin Butcher shot a 41 and D. J. Milligan, whose score was not included in the team total, also shot a 38 on NU’s home course.
Nevada Union is back in action Monday at the Ty Chapin Invitational at Elkhorn Country Club in Lodi. The tournament, which is named for a golfer who was instrumental in the Sacramento area’s junior golf scene for several years, draws some of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s best squads.
“All of the top teams in the section go to this tournament. It’s pretty prestigious,” said NU head coach Hank Davidson. “With the top teams there, it’s a good measuring tool to see where we’re standing at this time of the year.”
Forest Lake Christian 231, Lincoln 234
Forest Lake Christian edged Lincoln by three strokes in a non-league matchup on the par 36, back nine at DarkHorse Golf Club Wednesday.
Jeff Pulliam was the low man for the Falcons, firing a round of 43. Jason Pulliam followed with a 45, Ian Shore shot a 46 and Peter Burton carded a47. Jon Phenix finished with a 50 for FLC.
The Falcons are back in action Tuesday, hosting Woodland Christian in a Central Valley Christian League match at DarkHorse GC.
Forest Lake Christian 10, Faith Christian 7
Opening their CVCL season on a high note, Forest Lake Christian downed host Faith Christian 10-7 Tuesday, improving the Falcons’ overall mark to 4-1 on the year.
Joe Martin picked up the win on the mound, striking out four and allowing two hits in four innings. Michael Weiss earned a save by striking out three in two innings of work.
Kevin Farnum went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs at the plate, while Grant Marple added a 2-for-3 night.
Catcher Kris Nunn continued to provide the Falcons with strong defensive play behind the plate, as he has thrown out five of six runners attempting to steal second base in the past two games.
FLC (4-1, 1-0) hits the road today for a CVCL showdown with Victory Christian at Renfree Park in Sacramento.
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Hank Sowell’s introduction to the game of golf came early as a set of clubs was among the gifts he received on his very first birthday.