Shigezawa Named SCIAC Male Athlete Of The Week For Second Time In 2013
PASADENA, Calif. – For the second time this spring, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior men's golfer Bradley Shigezawa has been selected as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Male Athlete of the Week. Shigezawa earned the honor this time after his performance at the NCAA Division III Championships in which he won the individual Division III title with a four-round score of 281 (-2).
He shot rounds of 72, 70, 69 and 72 and won the title by four strokes and led the Stags to a fifth place team finish. Shigezawa was named first team All-American after the tournament. Shigezawa trailed after the first two rounds but captured the lead on the third day with a 2-under score of 69 which was his low score during the week. He then shot a 1-over, 72 on the final day to secure the win. Buddy Hallman of team champion Texas-Tyler finished four strokes behind Shigezawa for second place. Over the four days, Shigezawa had a total of 13 birdies and one eagle as he put together rounds of 72, 70, 69 and 72.
This is the second time in program history that a CMS men's golfer has won the Division III Individual National Championship, the other time being in 2010 when Tain Lee was the individual medalist.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was established in 1915. The league is currently comprised of nine private colleges and universities in Southern California: California Institute of Technology, California Lutheran University, Chapman University, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, University of La Verne, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, University of Redlands, and Whittier College. The conference recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly and annual basis.