Golf takes second at RMAC championship

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 21, 2004

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs made a charge for its third Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Golf Championship Tuesday, but came up three strokes short.

The Mountain Lions, who won the RMAC title in 1999 and 2002, shot a final-round 302 to capture their second straight second-place finish. CU-Colorado Springs whittled four strokes off of the lead held by Fort Lewis after Mondayâ€TMs first two rounds, but fell three strokes short of overtaking the Skyhawks.

Fort Lewis rode its tournament-best score of 289, shot in Mondayâ€TMs second round, to the title. CU-Colorado Springs bettered Fort Lewis in both the first and third rounds, but could not overcome the Skyhawksâ€TM eight-stroke second-round advantage.

Adams State finished third, three strokes behind CU-Colorado Springs.

Neil Huffaker and John Scott led the Mountain Lions with three-round scores of 227, good enough to tie for sixth place overall. Close behind were Chase Wortmann (228), Mark Ruybalid (229) and Nick Van Etten (236).

Fort Hays Stateâ€TMs Cole Nondorf won top individual honors by shooting a 4-over par 217 for the tournament.

CU-Colorado Springs has now finished either first or second at the RMAC Championship five of the past six years.

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