Stag golf wins 10th SCIAC Championship; Shigezawa repeats as individual champion
BEAUMONT, Calif. – For the 10th time in program history and the first time since 1995, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team has captured the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) men's golf championship. CMS overcame tough conditions with high winds and a deficit against Redlands late in the third and final round of the SCIAC Golf Championships to win the conference championship on April 29 at Oak Valley Golf Course.
CMS shot a three-round score of 903 at the SCIAC Championships to win the conference's final regular season event by four strokes over Redlands (907), in addition to winning the overall conference championship by six strokes over Redlands. At one point late in the third round on the back nine, Redlands led by six strokes, but CMS came back to get the win. The overall conference championship is decided by total strokes from the two SCIAC Tournaments and the SCIAC Championships. Heading into the SCIAC Championships, CMS trailed La Verne by one stroke. La Verne ended up with a third place finish both in the overall standings and at the SCIAC Championships.
In addition to taking home the team championship, Stag senior Bradley Shigezawa (212) finished in first in the individual standings in what was his first tournament of the spring after coming back from an injury. Shigezawa shot rounds of 68, 69 and 75 to finish at 4-under par and win the SCIAC Championships for the second season in a row. He was the only golfer in the field under par for the event. Shigezawa, the defending NCAA Division III national champion finished 10 strokes ahead of Redlands' Bobby Holden, the current top-ranked player in Division III.
Sophomore Kethan Reddy (229) had the second highest finish for the Stags as he finished in a tie for sixth place at 13-over par with rounds of 75, 73 and 81.
Sophomore Justin Beck (233) finished just outside the top-10 in 11th while senior Jordan Stein (235) finished in 14th, junior Ben Ho (236) finished in 15th and freshman Max Urman (243) tied for 23rd.