Mason Chiu Earns Third-Team All-America Honors; Ma, Parker Honorable Mention
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Mason Chiu earned third-team PING All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America, and Will Parker and Yuefeng (Michael) Ma captured honorable mention distinction, the organization announced this week.
Chiu, who was an honorable mention All-America selection as a sophomore in 2018-19, when he won the SCIAC title and was named the league's player of the year, finished 24th in the NCAA Division III Championships this season. He also was the individual medalist in two regular season tournaments, taking first place in the California Intercollegiate Invite in the first event of the year with a -12, and then adding a medalist honor in the first SCIAC regular season tournament with a -2. He was fourth in the SCIAC Championships as well, earning all-league honors.
Ma was the individual medalist at the SCIAC Championships this year, ending at -2 to help the Stags to a team title as well. He added three other top-10 finishes during the regular season, beginning his college career with a -8 to come in third at the California Intercollegiate Invite, and then added a fourth-place finish with a -4 at the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Redlands. He was tied for ninth at the second regular season SCIAC Tournament, before winning the league title at the SCIAC Championships.
Parker was a top-10 finisher at the NCAA Division III Championships, finishing in ninth place to help CMS tie for third. He had four top-10 finishes during the regular season as well, including a tie for second at the second SCIAC regular season tournament. He also began the year with an eighth-place finish (-4) at the California Intercollegiate Invitational, a third-place finish (-3) at the Bulldog Invitational, and a tie for 10th (+5) at the Joust at Goose Creek.
Chiu, Ma and Parker helped the Stags win the three-round SCIAC Championship by eight strokes, and by 35 strokes in the seven rounds of SCIAC play overall that determine the league title. The tie for third at the NCAA Division III Championships was the second-highest finish in program history, behind only the national title of the 2016 team.