Monday, October 21, 2013

St.Francis Wins D-1North Golf; Briggs Out Six Weeks

The St. Francis girls’ golf team followed up its win of the Delta River League championship a week ago by winning the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Division I North title Monday. For the Troubadours, it was their eighth straight D-I North banner.

St. Francis shot a 424 team score, winning by 13 strokes over Davis (437). Rocklin (439) and Granite Bay (452) were third and fourth, respectively. Franklin finished seventh overall at the event held at Rocklin Golf Club.

Pleasant Grove golfer Sarah Debnekoff finished second in the medalist race. She fired a 74, four strokes behind Virgie Velasquez of Roseville. Franklin’s Kylie Fong fired a 77 and was fourth.
Emily Laskin, heading to Navy next year

Elk Grove resident Emily Laskin led the Troubadours charge to both championships.
A leader on and off the golf course, she holds an office in the student government and has been captain on the golf team.

Next year Laskin will be a golfer for the U.S. Naval Academy.

“I feel it is the right school and place for me,” said Laskin. “The girls that are going to be on the team next year are so welcoming and down to earth people.”

Laskin fired an 81 Monday at the Rocklin Golf Club. Teammate Ileana MacDonald shot a team-best six-over par 78.

Next up for Laskin and the St. Francis golfers is the Section Masters golf tournament next Monday, Oct. 28, at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

Briggs Out With Shoulder Injury

Lance Briggs has a small fracture in his shoulder, suffered in Sunday’s loss to Washington, and will be out of action for six weeks. The former Elk Grove High School star in his 11th NFL season won’t have to undergo surgery, according to team doctors.

“Losing Lance is losing a great leader,” Bears’ coach Mark Trestman said during his Monday news conference. “That’s a loss we’re going to have to work very, very hard to recover.”

Not only is the seven-time All-Pro linebacker out, but so is Chicago’s starting quarterback Jay Cutler due to a torn groin muscle.

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