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PHS grad McGinn leads Cal Lutheran to win
He has low score in SCIAC tournament
Porterville High graduate Mikey McGinn and the Cal Lutheran men’s golf team continue to rise up the ranks this season with its latest highlight coming when McGinn led Cal Lutheran to the title in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s fourth tournament of the year on Monday at Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas.
McGinn was the low score medalist on the day as he was the only player to break 70, finishing with a 4-under par 68.
“I haven’t been making putts in the last few weeks and today it was nice to see some fall,” McGinn said. “It was a great team effort all day.
Cal Lutheran and LaVerne finished in a tie for first in the team standings at 292, but based on the tiebreaker, Cal Lutheran, ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division III, was awarded the title. Cal Lutheran and LaVerne were followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (293), Redlands (295), Whittier (295), Pomona-Pitzer (302), Chapman (306) and Occidental (321).
McGinn is a 2010 PHS graduate. The sophomore is now a nationally ranked player at Cal Lutheran. He was a four-year varsity player for the Panthers and helped lead Porterville to four straight East Yosemite League titles as PHS lost just one EYL match during the time. During that time, PHS also won four area tiles and advanced to the Southern Sectional Championships twice. He was awarded a Presidential Scholarship form Cal Lutheran based on his academic achievements.