UMKC men's golf wins WAC title, earns berth to NCAA championship tournament

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.