UCCS Wins RMAC Fall Championship, Shoop Ties for Individual Honors

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 22, 2009

Chris Shoop tied for individual medalist honors and all four of his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teammates finished in 12th place or better as the Mountain Lions won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men's Golf Fall Championship which was played Tuesday at Cougar Canyon Golf Links.

The tournament was originally scheduled to be three rounds, two on Monday and one Tuesday. Inclement weather caused Monday's competition to be cancelled and also forced an 11 a.m. start on Tuesday, shortening the tournament to a single round.

The win put UCCS in the driver's seat for winning a fifth consecutive RMAC championship. This season,conference officials announced that the aggregate scores from Tuesday's round and the 54-hole spring tournament will determine the RMAC Championship and All-RMAC teams.

Shoop shot a 2-under par 70 to tie Colorado Mines' Jim Knous for medalist honors. Teammates David Cosel and Spencer Biersdorff each shot 3-over par 75 to join a six-way tie for sixth, while Riley Andrews and Taylor Stamp each shot 76 to finish in a six-player tie for 12th.

The Mountain Lionsâ€TM team score of 296 was a full seven strokes better than second-place Colorado Mines and nine strokes ahead of third-place Western New Mexico. Regis was one stroke further back at 306, followed by Adams State (307), Fort Lewis (311), Nebraska-Kearney (313), Colorado Christian (314) and then Colorado State-Pueblo and Mesa State, both at 323.

Nebraska-Kearney's Devon Kastler took third place individually with and even-par 72. Taylor Hulbert of Regis was fourth at 73 and Joon Lee of Western New Mexico was fifth at 74.

UCCS will complete the fall portion of its schedule when it plays at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix on Oct. 5-6.

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