Falcons finish 10th in CIF Masters golf tourney

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A combination of stiff competition and a tough layout ended the Colfax High golf team’s season Tuesday afternoon. Playing in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament at Stevinson Ranch near Turlock, the Falcons shot an 18-hole score of 427 to finish in 10th place in the 14-team field. “It was disappointing but it’s about where figured to be with the scores we shot,” said Colfax coach John Lamb who didn’t have any of his six players break 80 for the first time this season. “It was a tough course but everyone had to play it,” Lamb added. “We had a good season but it’s too bad that we’re not moving on.” Colfax, which last season finished second in the Master’s and advanced to its first ever Nor Cal Regional Tournament, couldn’t muster up the scores that were posted by winning Christian Brothers (388), Jesuit (392) and Rocklin (395). “Those are three very good teams right there,” said Lamb. “We knew that coming in.” Turlock was was fourth at 405 followed by Davis (408), Folsom (413) St. Mary’s of Stockton (416), Tracy (418), Oak Ridge (418), Colfax (427), Bret Harte (438), Turlock Christian (456), Benicia (460) and Yuba City (465). Turlock’s Sam Smith shot a two-under par 70 to win medallist honors. Colby Smith ended a standout prep career at Colfax on Tuesday by shooting an 81. The three-time Pioneer Valley League MVP will play next season at UNLV on full scholarship. The Falcons’ other results included Austin Heikila, 82; Derek Zachman, 83; Danny Kraker, 83; Jordan Hartman, 98; and Kyle Young, 98.