Santa Clara’s Hayden Shieh Captures October WCC Golfer of the Month
Senior climbed to No. 4 nationally in the GolfStat player rankings
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has announced the WCC Men’s Golfer of the Month for October.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN’S GOLFER OF THE MONTH (OCTOBER): HAYDEN SHIEH, SR. – SANTA CLARA
Senior Hayden Shieh posted three top-10 showings including his fourth-career victory, and six of nine rounds in the 60s during the month of October. These results, aided Shieh in reaching as high as No. 4 in the Golfstat.com individual ranking during the first month of the season.
Shieh shot 15-under par 201 (64-67-70) to earn a one-shot victory at The Jackrabbit (Oct. 1-3), a performance that was followed up by a fourth-place showing in a strong field at Cal’s Alistair MacKenzie Invitational (Oct. 9-10). He posted a 13-under 200 (67-65-68) to finish just two shots off the pace.
In last week’s Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational, Shieh’s final-round 7-under 65 helped the 20th-ranked Broncos hold on for their second win of the season. After shooting rounds of 71-73 on the opening day, leaving him tied for 30th, Shieh, who is ranked 10th in this week’s Golfstat ranking, blistered The Reserve at Spanos Park course on the final day to finish with a 7-under 209, which tied him for ninth, his 19th-career top-10 finish. The Broncos held off No. 29 BYU and 48th-ranked Saint Mary’s to secure a four-shot win.
The Jackrabbit (October 1-3)
64-67-70=201 (-15) – 1st
Alistair MacKenzie Invitational (October 9-10)
67-65-68=200 (-13) – 4th
Visit Stockton Invitational (October 26-28)
71-73-65=209 (-7) – 9th
OCTOBER STROKE AVERAGE: 67.78
Also nominated: Riley Elmes, Loyola Marymount; Austin Fox, Pacific; Joshua McCarthy, Pepperdine
2017-18 WCC GOLFER OF THE MONTH
OCTOBER – Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara
SEPTEMBER – Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine