UCCS Matches Best Team Finish in Program History
HERSHEY, Pa. - Kevin Witte finished with a score of 69 to lead the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to a tie for No. 10 at the end of stroke play for the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship. The Mountain Lions finish with their second top-10 finish in program history.
UCCS finished one stroke behind ninth-place California State-Stanislaus and five strokes behind Missouri-St. Louis and Western Washington with a tournament score 903. The Mountain Lions tied in-region opponent Grand Canyon after a round score of 300. The No. 10 finish matches the result from the 2003 national championship in Sunriver, Ore.
Witte finished with six birdies in the final round and improved by six strokes from his first and second round scores. It was his 12th round of the season at or below par as he finished with a tournament score of 219. Witte placed No. 14 in the individual standings for his sixth top-15 finish of the spring season.
Eddie DeLashmutt and Grant Dean both finished the final round with scores of 76 for five strokes over par. DeLashmutt birdied hole 17 for the first time in the tournament and moved to a score of one-over-par with a birdie on hole 1. Dean recorded birdies on holes 5 and 6 to move the Mountain Lions within two strokes of a top eight finish at the time.
Spencer Biersdorff provided the final score for the UCCS team total with a 79. He turned in his best score of the tournament for holes 10 through 18, but struggled on holes three through nine, with the exception of a birdie on hole five. Conrad Isley finished with an individual score of 81 for the third time this week.
Witte, DeLashmutt, Biersdorff and Dean finished their collegiate careers today after a senior season when UCCS won its 11th RMAC championship and qualified for the national tournament for the fifth time in program history.
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