ORANGE, Calif. – Sophomore Avery Keating and senior Griffin Tso earned All-SCIAC Second Team Honors earlier this afternoon after helping the Panthers to a fifth place overall finish this season. Tso was also awarded the Jesse Clark Sportsmanship Award in his final season.
This is Keating's second consecutive All-SCIAC Second Team selection. The sophomore was Chapman's top finisher in the first SCIAC match, tying for 16th place overall with a 149 (+5). Keating shot his lowest round of the season at one-under par in the second round to help the Panthers to a fifth place finish.
The Lake Oswego, Ore. native was the Panthers' top finisher again in the second SCIAC match, shooting a 152 (+10) to finish tied for eighth place overall. Keating finished the SCIAC Championships just one stroke back from Tso to finish in 11th place overall and help the Panthers to a fifth place standing. The sophomore shaved one stroke off his first two round scores to finish with a 224 (+12).
Tso earned his first career All-SCIAC honor after a consistent final year with the Panthers. The veteran was the top finisher for Chapman at the SCIAC Championships, finishing tied for eighth overall with a 223 (+11) on the weekend. Tso only improved as the championships progressed, shaving two strokes off his first round score to shoot a 73 (+3) and 75 (+3) in the second and third rounds of the match respectively. Rounds one and two were played on a 70-par course while the third round was played on a 72-par course.
The San Diego native shot a 154 (+10) in the first SCIAC match to tie for 28th overall. He improved dramatically after the first round, shooting a season-best 73 (+1) in the second round. The senior then tied for 12th place overall at the second SCIAC match after shooting a 153 (+11).
This is the first time in Chapman's seven years in the conference that more than one Panther has been selected to the All-SCIAC Team.
by Katie Bell
Sports Information Assistant