#12 Mountain Lions complete the St. Edwards Invitational Tournament
AUSTIN, TX: For most Colorado Springs residents, dusting off your golf clubs in March usually means you've traveled out of state to a much warmer climate so you can play on a course that is not snow covered. For the UCCS men's golf team, who've been relegated to practicing throughout the Colorado winter on fake or dead surfaces and likely haven't stood over half the shots their opponents have on green grass so far this year, to finish in the St. Edward's Invitational in 6th place among the 17 teams in attendance marks an exciting start to the early Spring golf season.
The 5 teams who finished above UCCS were all teams from "warm" weather states, interestingly enough. Not only that, but all 5 teams are currently ranked in the top 10 in Division II. For the #12 UCCS golf team, competing against the best Division II has to offer in March can only pay dividends as they plan to peak by the RMAC Tournament leading into the NCAA Championships.
UCCS' top finisher was Eddie DeLashmutt, who led the #12 nationally ranked Mountain Lions, tying for 10th place overall among individual finishers, shooting a 10 over par 224 over three rounds of play. Patrick Skakel finished tied for 16th, shooting a solid 230 through his three rounds. Rounding out the scoring for the Mountain Lions were Grant Dean (tied for 42nd with a 236), Spencer Biersdorff (tied for 56th with a 239) and Mitch Buchner (tied for 87th with a 247). UCCS' team total for the tournament was 924.
To add some additional persecutive, the only other RMAC institution that made the trip to St. Edwards was CSU-Pueblo, who finished in 16th place out of the 17 teams, and nearly 26 strokes behind the Mountain Lions. No other RMAC school made the trip.
Next up for the #12 Mountain Lion golf team will be the SoCal Intercollegiate on March 12-13 in Newport Beach, CA.
Go Mountain Lions!
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