UCCS golf leads at RMAC Championships
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.
â€œWeâ€TMre playing some really good golf,â€ said UCCS coach Phil Trujillo. â€œItâ€TMs kind of a free-for-all.â€
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.
â€œThis course allows every team to stay in the tournament,â€ said Trujillo. â€œOn a course like Cattails, anything can happen.â€
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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