Knox Ties For Fourth At SCIACs After Final Round 70

Knox Ties For Fourth At SCIACs After Final Round 70

Beaumont, Calif. - Junior Kevin Knox shot a 2-under par 70 on the final day of the three-day SCIAC Men's Golf Championships on Tuesday afternoon at the Oak Valley Golf Club. 

Knox (pictured putting on the 18th hole) ended the three rounds with a 219, shooting a 71-78-70 to tie for fourth place at +3 for the tournament with Alec Spencer of La Verne. Kelby Scharmann of La Verne ran away with the individual title at -8 to help the Leopards win the team crown, while Bobby Holden of Redlands was second at -2 and Kethan Reddy of CMS finished at even par. 

The 70 score was the second-lowest in the field for the final round, behind only the impressive 66 that Scharmann shot on his way to the title. Knox had seven birdies on the day, to go along with six pars and five bogeys, finishing his round with a par-birdie-par to move up unto fourth. 

Knox may have finished even higher than fourth, but as one of the last groups to finish the second round on Monday, he had to deal with 30+ mph winds that kicked up in late afternoon at the hilly course at Oak Valley, and played the final four holes at +5. He bounced back from the rough finish to come back on Tuesday with the lowest round of his career, breaking the 71 that he had last year at the Baldy Shootout and in the first round of the SCIAC Championships on Sunday. 

In addition to his fourth place finish, Knox also shared the SCIAC Sportsmanship Award with Ben Ho of CMS. Sophomore Brian Fong was the second-place Sagehen in 27th place as Pomona-Pitzer ended the tournament in seventh out of eight in the team scores.    

Knox will await a possible individual selection to the NCAA Division III Championships, which will be held from May 12-15 in Greensboro, N.C.