No. 17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps comes back to win SCIAC Tournament
LOMPOC, Calif. -- Down by three strokes after the first round, No. 17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripp came from behind to win the two-round SCIAC #2 Golf Tournament one shot ahead of No. 10 La Verne during the weekend at La Purisima Golf Course.
Junior Bradley Shigezawa finished in first place one shot ahead of Derek Zachman of La Verne for the individual win.
CMS finished with a two-round score of 619 at plus-43 while La Verne shot a 620 at plus-44. La Verne led CMS by three strokes at the end of the first day by shooting a 308. Then in the final round, CMS shot a 308 while La Verne came in at 312.
No. 14 Cal Lutheran finished third, while No. 9 Redlands finished fourth.
After the first day of competition, Shigezawa and La Verne's Kelby Scharmann paced the field with a plus-1 score of 73. The second day saw Shigezawa narrowly maintain his lead as he shot a plus-4, 76 to finish at 5-over par for the weekend. Shigezawa has either won or finished tied for first place this spring in three of five tournaments played and he has won both SCIAC tournaments outright.
All told, CMS had four golfers finish in the top 11. Junior Patrick Fujieki finished five shots behind Shigezawa at plus-10 with a score of 154 and tied for fourth place. Fujieki's second-round score of 73 tied for the lowest round of the weekend. Sophomore Ben Ho tied for seventh at plus-13 while freshman Kethan Reddy finished two shots back of Ho and in a tie for 11th at plus-15.
Freshman Ahmed El Tamami (168, plus-24) and freshman Justin Beck (173, plus-29) rounded out the field for CMS.