Andrews Leads UCCS to Lead After First Day of Second RMAC Event

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 22, 2008

KEARNEY, Neb. - Riley Andrews shot rounds of 67 and 64 for a blistering 11-under par to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a nine-stroke lead after two rounds of the RMAC Golf Event #2 at Meadowlark Hills Golf Club.

Andrews goes into Tuesday's final round with a five-stroke led over Colorado School of Mines' Jim Knous. Andrews' UCCS teammate, Tyler Bishop, is in third at 138.

The Mountain Lions shot 282 in both the morning and afternoon rounds to give them a team score of 4-under par. Fort Lewis is in second at 573 (13-over par), with Western New Mexico at 584.

David Cosel, who was a member of the UCCS squad that took 12th at nationals a year ago, shook off some early-season inconsistency to shoot rounds of 72 and 74 Monday. Another returner of that squad, Brian Morfeld, shot 78 and 74.

"Overall I was happy with the teams play but still need to figure out our fifth spot to make us even stronger," said UCCS coach Phil Trujillo. "I've put some guys in the lineup to get them some experience and see how they handle the pressure of tournament play."

Kevin Chan got that opportunity Monday and responded with a first-round score of 75. With the wind gusting to nearly 40 mph in the afternoon, though, he slipped to 85.

"I feel confident that we're close to figuring out who should play in the fifth spot," said Trujillo, "but for now we'll keep putting different guys in the line up and see who wants it."

The tournament was the second of four that will determine the champion of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UCCS won the first. The other two will be played in the spring.

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