Cosel's 68 Helps UCCS Golfers Climb to a Ninth-Place Finish

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 1, 2008

GOODYEAR, Ariz -- David Cosel shot a blistering 4-under par 68 Tuesday to help the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs climb one spot to a ninth-place finish at the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational at Palm Valley Golf Club.

The Mountain Lions finished the first two rounds, both of which were played Monday, in 10th place. Their team score of 293 allowed them to leapfrog Cal State-Monterey Bay and Notre Dame de Namur, but they were passed by Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival Fort Lewis. The Skyhawks' score of 284 was the second best by any team on the day.

Cosel's score was tied for the third-best individual round of the day. His three-round aggregate score of 218 was the best among the Mountain Lions and tied for 17th overall.

UCCS struggled with consistency as each of the team's five participants shot at least one round of 76 or higher. That forced the Mountain Lions to count four 76s and a 79 towards their team score over the three rounds. In collegiate golf, the best four scores of each round count towards the team score.

Todd Napikowski was second for UCCS with a three-round score of 221. Tyler Bishop was third at 223, followed by Eric Winder at 224 and Brian Morfeld at 231.

Wayland Baptist won the team title by shooting a 278 in the second round and a 277 in the third, the two best rounds of the tournament, to finish with a total of 845 (19-under par). Central Oklahoma finished second, four strokes back, while host Grand Canyon was third at 863.

Wayland Baptist's Kevin Stinson shot an 8-under par 64 Tuesday to finish with an aggregate score of 11-under par to win top individual honors. Teammate Jeff Dagg and Western Washington's Jake Koppenberg tied for second, three strokes back.

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