The Pomona-Pitzer Men and Women's Golf teams are set to compete in the 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships Sunday-Tuesday, April 22-24 and will be hosted by Chapman at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills
Tee times for the three-round championship are 10 a.m. on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. on Monday, and 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, with the men playing the South Course, and the women competing on the North Course. The SCIAC champion is crowned after seven rounds of competition during the season as the league squads meet twice during the regular season playing two rounds at each meet, and finishing with the three-round championship.
For the men, the Sagehens enter the championships in sixth place as they finished the SCIAC I with a score of 598 and the SCIAC II at 612. Sam Sawyers and Conor Rooney look to continue their play from the earlier SCIAC Tournaments as Sawyers shot a 146 in the SCIAC I, placing ninth overall and Rooney took home a second place finish in the SCIAC II as he shot just one stroke behind the leader with a combined score of 145.
CMS, the two-time defending SCIAC champions, won last year's SCIAC crown after trailing by fourth strokes entering the final day of action. The Stags rallied to shoot a sensational 281 to clinch the title with an overall score of 2063 - 10 strokes ahead of second place La Verne which shot 2073. Redlands finished the 2017 conference championship third overall, but second over the three championship rounds.
For the women, the Sagehens come into the SCIAC Championships ranked No. 11 in the nation and sit in second place after finishing runners-up to CMS in both SCIAC I and SCIAC II. During the SCIAC I, Gabrielle Herzig led the way for the Sagehens with a fifth place finish at 158 while teammates Andi Chaloult and Priscilla Ki tied for eighth with scores of 159.
During the SCIAC II, Herzig continued her excellent play with a tie for fourth at 152 and Sophia Hui rounded out the top-10 with a 156.
CMS clinched its fourth SCIAC Championship last season with an overall score of 2192 over the seven rounds, while Redlands - the 2016 conference champions finished second with a seven-round total of 2227. Pomona-Pitzer placed third with a combined mark of 2256.