The UMKC men's golf team won the Western Athletic Conference team and individual titles on Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., and earned a spot in the NCAA championships. It is the school's fourth overall conference title, the Kangaroos' second in the WAC, all since 2011.
The Roos had a three-day stroke total of 865, beating second-place Grand Canyon by 4 shots. Individually, sophomore McCain Schellhardt led UMKC. He shot a 1-over 211 to win the WAC individual championship by 3 strokes.
“Winning the title means so much to me,” Schellhardt said. “I've felt like I've played well these past few weeks and I am so happy that my game was clicking at the right time. ... More importantly, I couldn't be happier for the team taking the title back to Kansas City."
Schellhardt shot a second-round 67, tied for the lowest round of the tournament. His individual title is first for UMKC since Antoine Rozner in 2016. Two of Schellhardt's Roos teammates also registered top-10 finishes. Francois Lagraulet finished in a tie for fifth at 216, and Paul Foulquie finished 1 stroke back in a tie for seventh.
UMKC added the men's golf title to the men's cross country, women's soccer and men's tennis conference titles in the 2017-18 athletic season.
UMKC will find out its NCAA regional destination on May 2. The regionals take place May 14-16.