Stephen Edman (70) and Kevin Lucas (71) posted scored below par as the Sierra College men’s golf team defeated Modesto by 21 strokes Thursday at Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon. Sierra recorded a team score of 377 on the par 72, 6,461-yard course to beat host Modesto (396), Delta (404) and American River College (409). “With winds blowing up to 40 miles per hour, I was pleased how the men struck the ball,” said Sierra coach Tim Hovancsek. “We accomplished our goal of ‘fairways and greens’ and charting the course. We will be ready to get back to the ‘360’s’ when we return on April 16.” Freshman Shane Smith continued his improvement, placing third with a 75. The balance of scoring came from Ryan Miller (80) and A.J. Hasegawa (81). The Wolverines return to Big 8 conference competition Tuesday when they travel to Yocha De He in Brooks.