Mountain Lions Finish Fourth in Final Tournament of the Fall Golf Season

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 6, 2009

Freshman Spencer Biersdorff's 2-under par 70 Tuesday helped the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs complete the Grand Canyon fall Invitational in fourth place.

The Mountain Lions shot a 292 in Tuesday's round, the fourth-best team score of the day, to finish with a three-round score of 878. The only teams that shot better than UCCS on Tuesday were, fittingly, the same teams that took the top three spots overall.

Oklahoma City shot 286 Tuesday to draw into a tie with Western Washington, which shot 288, for top team honors at 863. Chico State also recorded a 286 to hold onto third place at 866.

UCCS finished six strokes better than fifth-place Western new Mexico. Grand canyon and Texas Wesleyan finished in a seventh-place tie at 892.

Thanks to his strong final round, Biersdorff completed the tournament tied with Brian Morfeld for UCCS' best scorer with a 3-over par 219, good for 11th overall. Chris Shoop was next for the Mountain Lions and tied for 16th at 220, followed by Wade Henry (221) and David Cosel (233).

Oklahoma City's Julian Valenciana took top medalist honors after compiling a three-round score of 208 (8-under par), thanks in part to a 3-under par 69 in Tuesday's round. Western Washington's Nick Varelia (213) and Brian Barhanovich (214) took second and third respectively.

The tournament completed the fall portion mof the UCCS golf schedule. The Mountain Lions are next scheduled to play March 22-23 at the Notre Dame de Namur Invitational in Livermore, Calif.

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