Reddy, CMS Finish In First At Cal Poly Invitational
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A few months removed from a fifth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team picked up right where it left off by winning the annual Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational at the Monarch Dunes Golf Course over the weekend.
CMS erased a six-stroke, first-round deficit and overtook Division I host Cal Poly in the final round to finish with the team title with a five-over-par 573 total on the 6,766-yard, par-71 course. Cal Poly finished four shots behind CMS with a total of 577 followed by SCIAC foe Cal Lutheran (580) and Cal State Bakersfield (600).
Individual honors for the tournament went to CMS sophomore Kethan Reddy with rounds of 66 and 67 for a nine-under-par 133 total, including 12 birdies and 21 pars. Reddy finished four strokes ahead of Cal Lutheran's Mikey McGinn (69-68 - 137). Sophomore Justin Beck was third with back-to-back 70s to finish at two-under par. Reddy excelled on par three holes over the weekend, shooting five-under on par three holes while Beck was four-under par on par five holes.
Senior Brad Shigezawa (78-69 - 147) also finished in the top-10 for CMS. Max Urman (75-78 - 153) finished in 18th and senior Aron Larson (82-80 – 162) finished in 21st to round out the field for CMS.
The Stags close out their fall season at the Embry-Riddle Invitational Sept. 29-30 in Prescott, Ariz. The spring season of competition begins for CMS on Feb. 10 in the SCIAC Preview at Glendora Country Club.
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