Bishop Goes Low to Keep Mountain Lions on Top at RMAC Event

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 15, 2008

BROOMFIELD - Tyler Bishop went low to keep the Mountain Lions on top.

The senior from Longmont shot a tournament-best 65 Monday in the second round of the RMAC Golf Event #1 to keep he and his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teammates holding a narrow lead going into Tuesday's third and final round.

The Mountain Lions team score of 582 after two rounds, both played Monday, had them four strokes ahead of second-place Fort Lewis and 11 strokes ahead of Regis and Western New Mexico.

After shooting an even-par 72 in the morning round, Bishop blistered the Heritage at Westmoor course to the tune of 7-under par in the afternoon. His round was two strokes better than that of any other golfer on the day.

It also gave Bishop a four-stroke lead over Western New Mexico's Scott Crichton for the individual tournament lead at 137. Fort Lewis' Luke Tanner was third at 142.

Bishop's UCCS teammate, Riley Andrews, was fourth at 143. Mountain Lion sophomore Brian Morfeld shot a 147 to tie for ninth.

UCCS needed Bishop's brilliant second round to retain the lead as Wade Henry and Taylor Stamp each struggled in the second round, shooting 80 and 82 respectively. Since in NCAA golf, only one score can be discarded each round, the Mountain Lions were forced to count the 80 towards their team score. It tied for the highest round counted on the day.

The tournament is the first of four that will determine the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion. UCCS has won the title the past three seasons.

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