Shoop, Mountain Lions in Top Spots at RMAC Spring Championship

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 19, 2010

FLORENCE, Ariz. - Chris Shoop shot a pair of 3-under par 69s Monday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs into first place after two rounds of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Spring Championship at Poston Butte Golf Club.

The Mountain Lions go into Tuesday's final round with a team score of 580, five strokes ahead of Western New Mexico. Fort Lewis is third at 591, followed by Colorado State-Pueblo (599) and Colorado Christian (607).

The 2009-10 RMAC champions (team, individual and freshman of the year) will be determined by the aggregate scores of the fall and spring RMAC championship tournaments. UCCS won the fall championship and thereby brought a lead into the spring championship. In the race for the conference title, UCCS goes into Tuesday with a 14 stroke lead over Western New Mexico. No other team is within 25 strokes of the Mountain Lions.

Likewise, Shoop not only leads the RMAC Spring Championship, he also holds an eight-stroke lead for the RMAC Golfer of the Year award. Shoop's nearest rival is teammate Spencer Biersdorff, who also goes into Tuesday in second place for the individual medalist honors for the tournament.

Should Biersdorff be unable to close the gap on Shoop for golfer of the year, he's still holding a 17-stroke lead for freshman of the year honors.

After Monday's first two rounds, Biersdorff was tied with Western New Mexico's Gordon Webb for second place at 141 (3-under par), three strokes behind Shoop. Two more Mustangs, Scott Crichton and Eric Chavez, are tied for fourth at 145.

Riley Andrews is third, behind Shoop and Biersdorff, for UCCS and tied for 12th overall at 149. They are followed by Michael Tilghman (152) and Mitch Buchner (156).

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