CMS Men's Golf Stands in Fifth After First Day of Coyote Classic
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team stands in fifth place out of 12 teams following the first 36 holes of the Coyote Classic, hosted by CSU San Bernardino at Canyon Crest Country Club on Monday.
The Stags, competing against a challenging field that includes five Division II programs ranked in the top 50 in the GolfStat computer rankings, stand at +23 after two rounds on Monday, with Stanislaus State holding down first place at +9. Cal State Monterey Bay (+15), Colorado School of Mines (+17) and Cal State San Marcos (+18) also stand between CMS and the top spot of the team leaderboard. Redlands, the only other Division III program in the field, is in 10th place at +36.
First-year Vikram Chatterjee is the top Stag on the individual leaderboard in a three-way tie for sixth place with a +3 score (145). Chatterjee shot a 73 in his first round on Monday, and then was even better on the second round, finishing with a 72. He is six shots off the lead, which is held by Justin Vrzich of Cal State San Marcos.
Junior Ken Kong is one shot behind Chatterjee with a 146, including an opening-round 72. Senior Austin Long shot two 74s to stand in a tie for 18th place with a 148. First-year Edward Wu was the fourth scorer in the first round for CMS with a 76, while sophomore Alex Yun was the fourth scorer in the second round with a 76.
The third and final round of the Coyote Classic tees off tomorrow morning as the Stags will try to rally from behind for their third win in three tries in 2019-20, after winning both of their events during the fall season. Senior Harrison Brenner was the individual champion of the second fall event (Embry Riddle Invitational) and is not competing for CMS this week, nor is defending SCIAC Champion Mason Chiu.