Men's Golf Duo Named All-SCIAC
McGinn, McGinnis named All-SCIAC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – After a fourth place finish at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championships last weekend, Cal Lutheran junior golfer Mikey McGinn was named First Team All-SCIAC while teammate Barret McGinnis was selected to the Second Team. The duo helped lead CLU to a fourth place during the conference championships and also qualify for the Division III NCAA Golf Championships next week.
For McGinn, it was his second First Team selection in as many years. Playing the entire season as CLU’s No. 1, McGinn captured the Master’s College Invitational individual title earlier this season and has a team leading 72.7 stroke average. The Springville, Calif. was the top overall finisher for CLU at the SCIAC championships including shooting the low score of the final round with a four-under par 68. Looking ahead to the NCAA championships, McGinn will look to build upon his strong performance at the tournament where he finished in 27th.
Playing in his first full season for the Kingsmen, McGinnis enjoyed a breakout performance during the conference championships shooting a three-day score of 223 (72-72-79) and finishing in 10th place. McGinnis is currently second on the team with a 75 stroke average. His top overall finish this season came at the Texas Lutheran Invitational, helping CLU capture the team title while coming in fifth place.
SCIAC champion Brad Shigezawa of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps earned the Lee Fulmer Player of the Year award while John McCord of Redlands was named the Ken Sherman Freshman of the Year. Ricky Macias of Whittier received the Jess Clark Sportsmanship Award.
Lead by McGinn and McGinnis, Cal Lutheran now turns its attention toward the NCAA Championships held May 14-17 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. The Kingsmen earned one of the final seven Pool C at-large bids and will compete in the national tournament for the second consecutive year after not qualifying the five previous seasons.