Mountain Lions One Stroke Out of Lead After First Round of Wolfpack Invitational

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 11, 2011

PUEBLO - Chris Shoop shot a 1-under par 71 as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished the first round of the Dairy Queen Wolfpack Invitational, played Monday at Walking Stick Golf Club, one stroke out of the lead.
 
Fort Lewis led after the first round with a team score of 290 (2-over par). The Mountain Lions were second at 291, while host Colorado State-Pueblo was third at 293 and Colorado Christian was fourth at 298.
 
Two rounds were originally scheduled to be played on Monday, but a long frost delay pushed the start time back over two hours. As a result, the second round was only partially finished when darkness forced the players to leave the course. The second round will be completed Tuesday morning and the third round will be played immediately afterward.
 
The Mountain Lions were the only team to have three scores of even par or better. Besides Shoop, Brian Morfeld and Mitch Buchner were each at even-par 72. UCCS couldn't get that fourth low score, though, as Riley Andrews shot a 76 and Spencer Biersdorff a 77.
 
"We had three good rounds; it was unfortunate we had to count a 76," said UCCS assistant coach Tyler Bishop. "Being one stroke behind isn't horrible, though."
 
Bishop was confident that the scores would be low in the second round.
 
"We'll get it going in the second round," said Bishop. "The course is out there for the taking. It's not blowing very hard and the par fives are playing easy. There's no reason why all of our guys shouldn't be breaking 70."
 
CSU-Pueblo's Scott Wyers was the individual leader with a lights-out round of 65 (7-under par), which didn't count towards the Thunderwolves' team score. Wyers, who was playing his first tournament of the season, was playing as an individual and was not in CSU-Pueblo's five-man squad.
 
Justin Spray of Fort Lewis was second among individuals at 70, while Shoop, Colorado Christian's Brandon Hystad and CSU-Pueblo's Sean Novak were all at 71.

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