Claremont-Mudd-Scripps wins NCAA Division III title

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s golf team captured its first NCAA Division III National Championship and freshman Alex Wrenn tied for second in the individual standings in rainy conditions at Midvale Country Club in Penfield, N.Y.

The Stags posted a score of 286-299-303-310–1198, 50-over-par, followed by

Huntingdon College at 300-300-297-307–1204, while Wittenberg totaled 303-298-296-

311–1208 to tie for third with Washington & Lee, which finished at 305-289-304-310–1208.

Coach Bim Jollymour of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was prophetic when he said in November: “This is a special group of guys and I can tell this is going to be a special year.”

Defending champion Methodist shot 302-295-299-315–1211 to tie for fifth with St. Thomas of Minnesota, which wound up at 297-300-303-311–1211.

Evan Cox of Virginia Wesleyan claimed the individual title with a score of 72-72-75-76–295, while Wrenn, who was selected to the NCAA Division III All-American team, shot 70-76-75-74–295 to tie for second with Addison Lambeth of Huntingdon College, who came in at 72-74-75-74–295.

Rounding out the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scoring were Kethan Reddy in a tie for 12th at 68-75-77-81–301, Jonathan Shaw in a tie for 21st at 73-73-78-79–303, Matt Shuman in a tie for 36th at 75-81-76-76–308, and Johnny Brandt in a tie for 55th at 80-75-75-82–312.

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