Bishop Top Individual, UCCS Team Winner at RMAC Golf Event #1
BROOMFIELD - Tyler Bishop won top individual honors to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a victory at the RMAC Golf Event #1 Wednesday at Heritage at Westmoor Golf Course.
Bishop shot a 5-under par 67 in Tuesday's third round to score a dominant eight-stroke win over Western New Mexico's Scott Crichton. Combined with his 65 in Monday's second round, Bishop owned the tournament's best two rounds to finish at 204 (12-under par).
"Tyler Bishop shot two incredible rounds," said UCCS coach Phil Trujillo "In the second round, he was bogey-free ona pretty difficult golf course."
Colorado State-Pueblo's David Duarte finished third at 213, while Fort Lewis' David Schroeder and UCCS' Riley Andrews tied for fourth at 217.
The Mountain Lions third-round score was seven strokes better than any other team, extending UCCS' lead over second-place Fort Lewis to 11 strokes. Western New Mexico took third at 891.
"We're very happy with our final round scores," said Trujillo. "We were a little soft in Monday's (second) round."
The tournament was the first of four which will determine the champion of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UCCS earned eight points toward the title as a result of the victory, while Fort Lewis earned six, Western New Mexico five, etc.
The Mountain Lions also took the first victory in the Steel & Silver Series. This year's rivalry series against Colorado State-Pueblo has a new format in which the winner of the greater number of competitions in each sport wins the entire four points allotted for that sport. In golf, the four RMAC golf events will determine which school gets the points.
UCCS sophomore Brian Morfeld shot a 74 Tuesday to finish with a three-round score of 221, which was third among Mountain Lion golfers and tied for eighth overall.
"Riley Andrews and Brian Morfeld gave us a very good showing," said Trujillo.
Teammates Wade Henry and Taylor Stamp shot 75 and 76 respectively in the third round to finish at 232 and 233.
Henry and Stamp are in competition with David Cosel, Kevin Chan, Chris Shoop, Mitch Buchner and Barry Cornella for the Mountain Lions' Nos. 4 and 5 spots. Cosel and Chan played at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, while Henry and Stamp competed at the RMAC Golf Event #1.
"Our No. 4 and 5 spots, we're still figuring those out," said Trujillo. "We've got more players to rotate through to see who can help us in those spots."
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