PENFIELD, NY (May 13, 2016) - For the first time in school history Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has won the NCAA Division III championship. CMS was paired with Methodist, the No. 1 team in the country and defending national champions during the final round but the Stags didn't flinch as they completed a wire-to-wire run at Midvale Country Club.
On a rainy final day CMS, ranked third in the country, failed to make a birdie on the front nine but they were able to do enough to hold on and bring the championship trophy back to Claremont, CA. The Stags were led by freshman Alex Wrenn who finished 8-over.
Wrenn finished the fourth round in a three-way tie for first with Virginia Wesleyan sophomore Evan Cox and junior Huntingdon College Addison Lambeth. In the playoff the trio played the 535 yard par-5 8th and Cox won the medalist title with a birdie while Wrenn parred and Lambeth bogeyed.
CMS also received strong play all week long from senior Kethan Reddy who finished tied for 12th at 14-over. Reddy held the 36-hole lead but struggled during the final two rounds. Sophomore Jonathan Shaw finished play tied for 21st and 16-over.
Huntingdon College (AL) finished in second place behind CMS, Wittenberg University (OH) and Washington & Lee (VA) shared third while Methodist University (NC) and St. Thomas (MN) were tied for fifth.
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