Golf: Seventh-Place Finish Concludes UCCS' Fall Season

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 2, 2007

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- David Cosel shot a 3-under par 69 Tuesday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took seventh place at the Grand Canyon Invitational at Estrella Mountain Ranch Golf Club.

Cosel, who came into Tuesday's final round at even par, was 17th overall individually. Todd Napikowski led the Mountain Lions with a three-round score of 7-under par 209. Brian Morfeld was third for UCCS, and tied for 32nd overall, at 217, while Tyler Bishop scored a 225 and Eric Winder finished at 227.

The Mountain Lions' team score of 857 was just three strokes behind sixth-place Northeastern State. UCCS defeated Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals Western New Mexico (871), Regis (887), Colorado State-Pueblo (895) and Fort Lewis (897). The win over Colorado State-Pueblo earned UCCS a point in the 2007-08 Steel and Silver Series, which the Mountain Lions now lead 5-2.

Abilene Christian and Point Loma Nazarene tied for best team score at 843. Western Washington, behind a blistering 276 Tuesday, and Cal State-Stanislaus tied for second at 845.

Western Washington's Jake Kuppenberg shot a 10-under par 62 Tuesday to give him a three-round score of 200 (16-under par) and earn top individual honors. Ryan Sperry of Grand Canyon was second, four strokes back, and Point Loma Nazarene's Sam Cyr was third at 205.

The tournament concluded UCCS' fall season. The Mountain Lions are currently scheduled to resume their season on March 11-12 when they travel to San Juan Capistrano, Calif., for the Southern California Intercollegiate.

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