Men’s Golf finishes seventh at SCIAC No. 1

Men’s Golf finishes seventh at SCIAC No. 1

BEAUMONT, Calif. — The University of La Verne men's golf team finished seventh at SCIAC No. 1 over the weekend at the Tukwet Canyon Champions Course. The Leopards shot a total of 661 over two rounds.

The Leopards, who graduated every player except for Alec Spencer from the national championship qualifying team in 2015, showed growing pains amid tough course conditions.

Spencer led the way for Leopards. The junior got off to a slow start, shooting a 13-over 85 in the first round, but turned in the second best score of the second round at five-over 77 to place 11th overall.

Freshman Hisham Hussein (81-84) and sophomore transfer Sam Mangiaterra (86-79) fared well as they finished tied for 18th place with total scores of 165 each.

Evan Zhang rounded out La Verne's scoring lineup with a total of 169. He shot an 84 in the first round and came back to post an 85 on Sunday to finish 28th.

Aaron DiGiamarino finished tied for 40th (89-88=177) and Austin Matzaganian came in 45th (88-95=183).

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps claimed the team win with a score of 627 (318-309) and Jonathan Shaw won the individual medal with a four-over 148 (76-72).

The Leopards are back in action on Feb. 22-23 at the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino.