Chan, Bishop Lead Mountain Lions to Two-Spot Rise at Air Force

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 7, 2008

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Kevin Chan and Tyler Bishop each shot an even-par 72 Sunday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a two-place jump in the final round of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational at Eisenhower Blue Golf Course.

The Mountain Lions, who were in 15th place after two rounds, shot a team score of 297 Sunday to leapfrog past Utah and Northern Iowa for 13th place. UCCS' final round score was better than that of six of the Division I schools in the tournament. The Mountain Lions were the only Division II school in the 18-team field.

Chan's round was particularly impressive. Playing in his first intercollegiate golf tournament, the redshirt freshman struggled Saturday with scores of 86 and 83. Chan came back Sunday to tie for the sixth-best round of the day.

Joining him was Bishop, who was UCCS' best scorer in each of the three rounds. The senior finished the tournament at 218 (2-over par), whch tied him for 17th in the individual rankings.

Colorado State's Bryce Hanstad and Riley Arp shot 205 and 208 respectively to take the top two individual spots and lead the Rams to a tournament-record team score of 837 (27-under par). UNLV's Eddie Olson took third with a 7-under par 209, leading the Rebels to a second-place team finish at 848. Washington State took third at 865.

UCCS' David Cosel shot a 75 Sunday and was second among the Mountain Lions for the tournament at 229. Riley Andrews and Brian Morfeld each shot three-round scores of 234.

UCCS will get to square off against Division II competition when the Mountain Lions play in the Regis Invitational on Sept. 15-16. That tournament will be the first of four that will determine the champion of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, an honor UCCS has won the past three years.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Tyler BishopTyler Bishop
Tyler BishopTyler Bishop
Tyler BishopTyler Bishop
David CoselDavid Cosel
David CoselDavid Cosel
David CoselDavid Cosel
Kevin ChanKevin Chan
Kevin ChanKevin Chan
Kevin ChanKevin Chan
Riley AndrewsRiley Andrews
Riley AndrewsRiley Andrews
Riley AndrewsRiley Andrews
Additional News Stories
June 18, 2009Trujillo Named Regional Coach of the YearPhil Trujillo of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the NCAA Division II Central Region Golf Coach of the Year.
June 10, 2009Bishop Named RMAC All-Time Top Golfer, Joins Hocking on All-Time Golf TeamTyler Bishop of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-time top golfer, while fellow UCCS alum Marc Hocking was named to the conference's all-time golf team, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
May 22, 2009Mountain Lions Finish National Championship Tournament in 16th PlaceTyler Bishop birdied two of his final five holes to shoot a 4-over par 75 in Friday's final round as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished 16th at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship.
May 21, 2009Mountain Lions Remain in 16th After Third Round at NationalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs remained in 16th place at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship by shooting a 24-over par 308 in Thursday's third round.
May 20, 2009UCCS Rises Three Places in Standings at NCAA Division II National ChampionshipThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs improved 14 strokes from Tuesday's first round but that was good enough only to land them in 16th after Wednesday's second round at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship at Loomis Trail Golf Club.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds