Stags Edged by Harvard at Red Hill Country Club

Alex Wrenn led the Stags with a one-over 73 at Red Hill Country Club. (photo credit: Alisha Alexander)
Alex Wrenn led the Stags with a one-over 73 at Red Hill Country Club. (photo credit: Alisha Alexander)

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team attempted to beat the rain when they took on Harvard University on Tuesday, falling by a narrow 299-303 margin at Red Hill Country Club. Alex Wrenn (CMC) tied Harvard's Greg Royston for the best round of the day, shooting a one-over, 73.

Joining Wrenn in the second group out of the gate was teammate Ken Kong (CMC) who shot a three-over-par 75 to finish with the second-best score for Stags. In addition to the 73 and 75 from Wrenn and Kong, Josh Hunter (HMC) fired a five-over, 77 for the third best CMS round on the afternoon.

Paired together in the third group of the day, Austin Long (CMC) and Jonathan Shaw (CMC) shot rounds of 78 (+6) and 79 (+7), respectively to round out the top five scores for the Stags.

Not only did Red Hill Country Club play extremely tough on Tuesday afternoon, the Stags and Crimson had to battle through steady rain throughout the back nine. After a dry front nine, the weather began to change when CMS and Harvard made the turn. Both teams battled through the raindrops, but the Crimson narrowly edged CMS by four strokes.

Tuesday's meeting was the first between the Stags and the Crimson since 2014. The Crimson took the last meeting between the two programs by a score of 302-310 back on Mar. 21, 2014.

The Stags will now head to Jekyll Island, Ga. next for the Collegiate Invitational at the Pine Lakes Course. CMS will square off with a number of the top teams in the  three-day tournament begins on Friday, Mar. 16.