Morfeld Named RMAC Golfer of the Week

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 16, 2009

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sophomore Brian Morfeld was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's golfer of the week, the RMAC announced Thursday.

Morfeld won the UCCS Spring Invitational, played Monday and Tuesday at The Broadmoor's famed East Course. His first-round score of 69 was one of only two sub-par rounds shot during the tournament and his 1-under par 143 over the tournament's two rounds tied him with Fort Lewis' Luke Tanner for the individual lead. Morfeld sank a 25-foot putt on Hole No. 4, the first played in sudden death, to capture the individual medalist honors.

Morfeld and his Mountain Lions teammates won the team competition as well, giving UCCS a commanding lead in the race for the RMAC team title. The UCCS Spring Championship was the third of four tournaments that, combined, will determine the champion of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UCCS has won all three tournaments. The final tournament will be the RMAC Championships, which will be played April 20-21 in Buckeye, Ariz.

Teams are awarded one point for each RMAC team defeated in each tournament. Since there are eight teams, the winner gets seven points, second place gets six and so on. With the win, the Mountain Lions now have 21 points, followed closely by Fort Lewis at 18. Western New Mexico is third, but is also out of title contention at 11 points. Regis, Colorado Mines and CSU-Pueblo each have eight points, while Colorado Christian has seven and Nebraska-Kearney has three.

UCCS can clinch sole possession of the RMAC title by finishing no lower than third at the RMAC Championships. The Mountain Lions will also win it if they can finish no more than two slots behind Fort Lewis.

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