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