The No. 22 University of Redlands men's golf team took on the familiar opponents of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) for the first time this season and finished one stroke behind a tie for first place with a 581. While competing at the Olivas Links in Ventura, the Bulldogs put together a solid 36-hole outing with scores of 285 and 296 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, to take third in the team standings.
Junior Cade Lawson (Lake Oswego, OR) climbed two spots on the individual leaderboard from the first round to finish in a tie for second place. He shot a 69 in the opening round and then signed his scorecard with a 73 for a solid showing at minus two. No other statistics were available at the time of posting.
Sophomore Diego Cortes (Santiago, Chile) impressed in the first 18 holes by firing off a 66 for the best round of his young Bulldog career. He now ranks among the top-three in Redlands men's golf history. He completed the tournament with a 78 to tie for fifth among the individual standings.
Senior George Galanis (Chicago, IL) and sophomore Cameron Cooper (Seattle, WA) landed among the top 20 at the two-day conference event. Galanis registered a tied-for-17th performance off rounds of 72 and 77 for 149, while Cooper joined others in 20th place with a 150 (78-72).
Finally, junior Alex Stroes (San Marcos, CA) completed the Maroon and Gray's scoring five with his tally of 152 (78-74).
The SCIAC Championship is determined by the aggregate score of all seven conference rounds, including this weekend's first two.
Redlands heads to the TMU Spring Invite at Sand Canyon Country Club in Santa Clarita on Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27, during Spring Break.