Vikram Chatterjee Earns Third-Team All-America Honors, Kevin Jiang Named Honorable Mention
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior Vikram Chatterjee of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team earned Division III PING third-team All-America honors, while sophomore Kevin Jiang took honorable mention distinction, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today.
Chatterjee and Jiang helped CMS to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships for the second straight season, as CMS rallied from 15th place after the first day to take the lead midway through the final round. Chatterjee finished in a tie for 14th on the individual leaderboard at nationals with an even-par score over 72 holes, while Jiang tied for 17th at +1, including a hole-in-one in the first round.
In addition to his top-20 finish at nationals, Chatterjee had a spectacular regular season, earning the National Player of the Month in February after earning individual medalist honors at SCIAC No. 1. He then earned SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors for the second time in a row after a strong performance at the Las Vegas Shootout, where he came in a tie for sixth. He added a strong finish in April, finishing in a tie for third place at the SCIAC Championships, coming in eight-under par over 54 holes.
During the regular season, Jiang earned the SCIAC Athlete of the Week award after earning a top-10 finish at the loaded Jekyll Island Invitational, ending up at -4 to tie for seventh in a field of 30 teams and over 150 golfers. He was seventh at SCIAC No. 2, and ninth at SCIAC No. 1.
Chatterjee and Jiang were also part of the CMS five-player contingent that tied for third at the NCAA Division III Championships last year.