Mountain Lions win the Skyhawk Desert Shootout, DeLashmutt wins individuval title

By Nathan Gibson published April 3, 2012

Palm Desert, CA:  The UCCS men's golf team continued their Spring season this week by winning the Skyhawk Desert Shootout hosted in Palm Desert, CA.  Not only will the team take the tournament title home, but Eddie DeLashmutt won the individual title as well.  DeLashmutt, following up his recent RMAC Golfer of the Week honor, shot 225 over three rounds to take the individual title.  One shot behind DeLashmutt was teammate Spencer Biersdoff, who finished tied for 2nd place with his stellar three rounds.  Grant Dean was the third top finisher for the Mountain Lions, as he finished tied for 7th place.  The overall individual results were as follows:

1 Colorado-CO Springs 319 306 289 914
1 Eddie DeLashmutt 78 76 71 225
T 2 Spencer Biersdorff 81 75 70 226
T 7 Grant Dean 79 78 72 229
T 21 Mitch Buchner 82 77 76 235
T 26 Patrick Skakel 81 79 77 237

The Skyhawk Desert Shootout provided a field of top Division II teams as well many RMAC schools.  The Mountain Lions showed their dominance of the conference though, as the next highest RMAC finisher was Colorado Mesa who finished in fourth place and 16 stroked behind UCCS.  UC-San Diego, a strong NCAA Division II golf program, took second  place behind the Mountain Lions.  The final team results were as follows:

1 Colorado-CO Springs 319 306 289 914
2 UC San Diego 325 299 298 922
3 South Mountain CC 329 307 288 924
4 Colorado Mesa Univ. 324 309 297 930
5 Sonoma State U. 315 318 298 931
6 Colorado Christian 325 311 296 932
7 CSU-East Bay 315 312 313 940
8 Notre Dame de Namur 312 319 314 945
9 Western New Mexico U 325 321 314 960
10 Fort Lewis College 326 334 304 964
11 CSU-Dominguez Hills 328 346 319 993

Next up for the Mountain Lions will be the RMAC Championships in Phoenix, AZ at the familiar Wigwam Country Club on April 16-17.

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