Scottsdale Community College had a tough final round Friday, losing its bid to win a second straight NJCAA Division I men’s golf championship. The Artichokes finished in second at 303 while Midland (Texas) College, which had been stalked SCC all week, shot 10 strokes better to capture the title in Huntsville, Ala.
SCC’s Rich Saferian finished in a three-way tie for second, with Dave Thomas from Midland taking the medal.
In the NJCAA Division II championships at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Mesa Community College finished in third place, 13 strokes back from champion Tyler (Texas) Junior College. MCC’s Andrew Augustyniak, who shot a 70 Friday, finished fifth and earned second-team All-American honors, as did teammate Austin Stone, who finished tied for ninth. MCC’s Brent Hobbs, who had been in third place Thursday, shot a 79 Friday and finished tied for 12th.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College finished sixth.
• Rob Rashell of Scottsdale shot a final-round 67 Friday to win the Gateway Tour Spring Series Championship at Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Rashell finished at 207, good for a one-stroke victory over Matt VanCleave of Maryville, Mo.
• The Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club is set to host a U.S. Olympic Team Trials training camp Monday through June 1 at Arizona State’s Vic Riches Wrestling Complex. The camp will feature many elite senior-level wrestlers in men’s freestyle. The training camp is considered an important step in the preparation process for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, June 13-15 at Las Vegas.