For the third straight year, Cal Lutheran golfer Mikey McGinn will play in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championships. The announcement on Monday featured the 210 student-athletes selected to compete from May 11-16 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. hosted by Guilford College.
With the wind gusting up to 30 miles per hour, the blustery conditions made for tough scoring during the final round of the SCIAC Championships Tuesday at Oak Valley Golf Club as Cal Lutheran shot 321 as a team and settled for fourth place.
Vying for its third straight NCAA Division III Championship appearance, the Cal Lutheran men’s golf team has its work cut out for it after a first round score of 306 which good for fourth on day one of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships.
Cal Lutheran won its first team title of the spring at the Rhodes Mirimichi Invitational when it shot final round best 300 Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course. Mikey McGinn led the way by taking first individual after shooting 74 for the second day in a row.
The Empire Lakes Golf Course proved more challenging on Sunday during the final round of the second SCIAC Men’s Golf Tournament of the spring where the Kingsmen maintained their third spot with a two-day total of 596, defeating Division III No. 1 Redlands in the process.
Cal Lutheran is one of 448 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 7-13, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 40th year of the NCAA.
For the second consecutive SCIAC tournament of the spring the Cal Lutheran men’s golf team holds the third position after the first round of action. The Kingsmen are just one-over par with a 289 at the Empire Lakes Golf Course.