Golf team finishes 15th at Air Force
vAfter slipping badly in the second round, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs golf team recovered nicely in the third and final round of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational on Sunday.
The Mountain Lions shot a 301 on Sunday, the 11th best score on the day and the second best among Division II schools. While it was a big improvement on the 308 CU-Colorado Springs shot Saturday, it was not good enough to raise the Mountain Lions above 15th overall or third among the D-II competitors.
Texas-San Antonio shot a three-round score of 859 to win the tournament. Utah finished second, three strokes back, while New Mexico was in third, 11 strokes off the pace.
Perennial powerhouse Grand Canyon shot a three-round score of 883 to lead the Division II schools. Northern Colorado was second at 902, and CU-Colorado Springs was third at 907.
Trenton Daum and J.P. Wertz were the top scorers for CU-Colorado Springs, each finishing with a 224. Daum, however, was competing as an individual so his scores did not count towards the Mountain Lionsâ€TM team score. Had he been in the lineup, CU-Colorado Springs could have finished as many as seven strokes better.
Mark Ruybalid (227), Nick Van Etten (230), Chase Wortman (230) and Pomakai Shishido (232) also competed for CU-Colorado Springs. Teammate John Scott (239) joined Daum in competing unattached.
CU-Colorado Springs will compete in the RMAC Championships on Monday and Tuesday.
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