UCCS Golfers Finish Fifth at Grizzlie Invitational

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 7, 2011


ALAMOSA, Colo. - A final-round 292 (8-over par) dropped the University of Colorado Colorado Springs golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Grizzlie Invitational at Cattails Golf Club.

The Mountain Lions entered Wednesday's round in a third-place tie, but were passed by both Colorado Mesa and Colorado State-pueblo. The tournament was the first of four that, combined, will determine the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion.

Colorado School of Mines won the team title with a three-round score of 855 (3-over par), 10 strokes better than second-place Colorado Mesa. Western New Mexico was third at 868, followed by Colorado State-Pueblo (872) and UCCS (874).

Brandon Bingaman and Sean Robbins, both from Colorado Mesa, finished in a first-place tie for individual medalist with scores of 210 (3-under par). Jim Knous was second at 211, followed by Patrick Beyhan of Western New Mexico and Kevin Witte of UCCS, each at 212. Another UCCS golfer, Edward Delashmutt, was sixth with an even-par 213.

Mitch Buchner was third among UCCS golfers at 225, good for a 29th-place tie. Grant Dean shot 227. Spencer Biersdorff did not register an individual score because he did not finish the second round. He shot a 77 in the first round and a 73 in Wednesday's round.

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