Mountain Lions Win RMAC Championship

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 21, 2009


BUCKEYE, Ariz. - Make it a clean sweep for the Mountain Lions.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's golf title for the fourth year in a row, sealing the win with a victory Tuesday at the RMAC Men's Golf Championship at Sundance Golf Club.

UCCS won all four of the tournaments that, combined, determined the champion of the RMAC. Teams were awarded one point for each RMAC team defeated in each tournament. Since there are eight teams, the winner got seven points, second place got six and so on.

By winning all four tournaments, UCCS finished with 28 points. Second-place Fort Lewis finished with 23.5.

The Mountain Lions shot a team score of 298 Tuesday to finish the tournament with a three-round score of 900. Western New Mexico finished second, just a single stroke back. Upper Iowa, which was tied for the team lead after the first two rounds, faded badly Tuesday and finished 15 strokes off the lead.

Tyler Bishop finished two strokes behind Upper Iowa's Adam Winans for individual medalist honors, snapping UCCS' win streak in that category. The Mountain Lions had taken home individual medalist honors at each of the first three RMAC golf events and, making that even more impressive, it was a different player at each. Bishop won the first RMAC golf event, played at The Heritage at Westmoor in Broomfield on Sept. 15-16. Riley Andrews took the second, the UNK Invite at Meadowlark Hills Country Club in Kearney, Neb. on Sept. 22-23. Finally, Brian Morfeld took the third RMAC event the UCCS Spring Invitational on April 13-14 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Tying Bishop for second place at the RMAC Men's Golf Championship was Regis' Greg Johnson. Beau Anderson of St. Cloud State took fourth with a score of 219.

Andrews was next among UCCS golfers was Andrews, who tied for sixth overall at 223. Davis Cosel finished 11th overall at 299, followed by Morfeld (233) and Taylor Stamp (240).

RMAC Men's Golf All-Tournament Team
Luke Tanner, Fort Lewis
Scott Crichton, Western New Mexico
Riley Andrews, UC-Colorado Springs
Greg Johnson, Regis
Tyler Bishop, UC-Colorado Springs

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