Mountain Lions Go Low to Grab Fourth After Two Rounds at Grand Canyon Invite

By Doug Fitzgerald published March 29, 2010

GOODYEAR, Ariz. : Four Mountain Lions shot below-par second rounds to allow the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to finish the first day of the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational in fourth place.

Riley Andrews led the Mountain Lions' charge from eighth place after the first round by shooting a 3-under par 69 in Round 2. David Cosel, Spencer Biersdorff and Brian Morfeld each shot 71 (1-under par) in the second round as UCCS' team total of 282 was tied for the third-best team score of the day.

The top two team scores both belonged to Cal State-Stanislaus, which is ranked No. 12 nationally. The Warriors go into Tuesday's final round at Palm Valley Country Club with a score of 559 and an 11-stroke lead over the nation's No. 1-ranked team, Chico State. Western New Mexico is in third at 571, one behind Chico State, followed by UCCS (574) and host Grand Canyon (575).

Andrews shot even par in the first round Monday to give himself a two-round mark of 141 (3-under par), good for ninth place on the individual medalist list. Cosel is one stroke back, followed by Chris Shoop (145), Biersdorff (147) and Morfeld (150).

Cal State-Santa Barbara's Gene Webster Jr. shot matching 67s to take a four-stroke lead among individuals at 10-under par. Western New Mexico's Scott Crichton, Chico State's Eric Frazzetta and Cal State-Stanislaus' Jonathan Cockerill are tied for second at 138.

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