PASADENA — Kelby Scharmann of the University of La Verne men's golf team was named the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week of April 27-May 3 as voted by the conference's sports information directors.
Scharmann shot an eight-under 208 to run away with the individual title at the 2015 SCIAC Men's Golf Championship, beating defending national champion Bobby Holden (67-74-73=214) of Redlands by six shots, and became La Verne's first titlist since Derek Zachman '13 won the 2012 tournament.
The senior All-American shot a one-over 73 in the first round but booked a three-under 69 in the second round to move into third place, and then pieced everything together on the final day. He sank three birdies in a row to start the third round and drilled four more on the back nine without a bogey to card a six-under 66 in the final round. Scharmann's effort also propelled the Leopards to a team championship.
Scharmann and the Leopards will compete at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship on May 12-15 in Greensboro, N.C.