Mountain Lions Remain in 16th After Third Round at Nationals

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 21, 2009

BLAINE, Wash. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs remained in 16th place at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship by shooting a 24-over par 308 in Thursday's third round.

The final round will be played Friday.

The Mountain Lions go into the final round with a three-round score of 927, 11 strokes behind 15th-place Central Missouri and 16 strokes behind Wayne State and Grand Canyon, which are tied for 13th.

Cal State-San Bernardino shot 295 (11-over par) Thursday to move into the team lead with a three-round score of 879. Barry, the second-round leader, slipped to second at 887, followed by Sonoma State and Columbus State, each of which was at 888.

Brian Morfeld led UCCS golfers with a 5-over par 76. He was scrapping through seven holes before sinking a birdie on No. 17 (the Mountain Lions started play on hole No. 10 Thursday). The sophomore from Boulder then parred nine of his final 10 holes.

Riley Andrews and Chris Shoop each scored 77, while Tyler Bishop and David Cosel each recorded a 78.

Gene Webster of Cal State-San Bernardino remained in the individual lead for the third straight day. He shot a 1-over par 72 Thursday and is at even par for the tournament.

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