The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) womens golf team claimed the 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championship title Tuesday afternoon at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills, Calif.
CMS finished the three-day championship with an overall score of 900, and a seven-round overall SCIAC score 2128 to claim the 2018 SCIAC Championship title. Pomona-Pitzer placed second after bookending the championship with scores of 318 to help the Sagehens collect a total mark of 2223 over seven rounds. Chapman edged Cal Lutheran by one shot for third as the Panthers registered an overall score of 2272, while the Regals shot 2273. Whittier placed fifth with a combined score of 2279, while Redlands placed sixth with a seven-day tally of 2310. Occidental rounded out the field with a collective total of 2384.
Earning individual medalist honors was CMS's Margaret Loncki who carded a three-day total of 220, highlighted by the overall low round of 69 on Sunday. Redlands' Caroline Ordian was just three strokes behind Loncki and notched an impressive 223 for the three rounds, while the Athenas' Mira Yoo fired a 74 on day three to secure third place overall with a total of 226. All three medalists shot 74 on Tuesday.
In fourth place was Chapman's Emily Lewis who collected a three-day score of 227. Emma Kang of CMS placed fifth overall (230), while teammates Kelly Ransom and Emily Attiyeh, tied for sixth overall with scores of 231. Cal Lutheran's Marissa McCardell, Whittier's Kajal Vitha, and Pomona-Pitzer's Sophia Hui shared eighth place honors with three-day marks of 233.
The Athenas earned the league's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship and will travel to Mission Hills Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. to compete in the national tournament May 8-11.