UCCS golf leads at RMAC Championships

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 26, 2005

Chase Wortmann shot two consecutive rounds of 2-under par 69 Monday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Golf Championships.

Regis, which followed a 13-over par 297 in the first round by shooting a tournament-best 277 in the second round, was in second. Host Adams State was third, ten strokes behond UCCS.

The Mountain Lions shot 2-over par as a team in the first round. They bettered that by a stroke in the afternoon round.

“Weâ€TMre playing some really good golf,” said UCCS coach Phil Trujillo. “Itâ€TMs kind of a free-for-all.”

A big part of that free-for-all can be attributed to Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo. At 6,517 yards, itâ€TMs the shortest course that UCCS will play this year. Fifteen players shot under par in the second round.

“This course allows every team to stay in the tournament,” said Trujillo. “On a course like Cattails, anything can happen.”

Tied with Wortmann as tournament leader was Adams Stateâ€TMs Willie Edwards. Edwards fired a 3-under par 68 in the morning round and had a 69 in the afternoon round. He erroneously signed for a 70, however, and was penalized a stroke that dropped him back into the tie with Wortmann at 138.

Chris Smith was second among UCCS golfers at 143 (1-over par), which tied him for eighth overall. Eric Winder was next at 145, while Alex Kephart and Kyle Logan were both at 148.

Tuesdayâ€TMs third and final round will begin at 8 a.m. while the top three teams are scheduled to start at 8:40 a.m.

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