UCCS Men’s Golf team places seventh in RMAC Tournament

Devon Martinez  

dmarti31@uccs.edu  

     The UCCS Mountain Lions Men’s Golf team ended their season at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) tournament on April 20, finishing seventh of nine teams.  

     The tournament was a three-day event that began on April 18 at Litchfield Park in Arizona.  

     The men’s golf team finished day one with a second place standing and an even par 72. They also owned a 297 and were 10 strokes behind team leader Colorado State University (CSU) Pueblo ThunderWolves who were at 287.  

     Freshman Brady Haake opened the tournament with a birdie on his first hole. He also ended up finishing the round with a birdie on his final hole. Junior Travis Bossio was one stroke and two places behind Haake. He fired an eagle on hole No. 10 and added two birdies on the same day.  

     Redshirt sophomore Barrett Jones was close behind Bosso with a 74. He ended day one tied for ninth place.  

     Nicholas Schwartz from Fort Lewis College was the individual leader for the entire tournament after day one.  

     The Mountain Lions moved to sixth place on day two. The Mountain Lions added nine strokes and owned a team score of 603 and were only four strokes away from second place at 599.  

     Haake continued to lead the Mountain Lions and was in fifth place after two days. He posted three straight birdies on holes No. 13, 14 and 15.  

     Bossio followed in second place for the Mountain Lions for the second day in the row. He ended in a tied 15th place out of all the players in the competition and had two birdies and five straight pars.  

     Tied for 25th place were Jones and senior Isaac Spillum with a 155. Sophomore Brandon Bervig was two strokes behind Spillum and Jones and tied 38th place overall.  

     CSU Pueblo stayed in the lead at the end of day two.  

     In day three, Haake finished the highest of any Mountain Lions in 14th place. Bervig was right behind him, finishing 28th overall. Bossio and Jones finished for a tie for 29th place. Spillum finished fifth for the Mountain Lions and 36th overall in the tournament.  

     The Mountain Lions ended in seventh place overall.  

     CSU Pueblo won the event and were two strokes ahead of second place Fort Lewis College and Colorado Mesa University. The Pack’s Andrew Ni ended in first place for the individual title.   

     The Mountain Lions golf season is over but will continue next fall.  

     All statistics were found on the Go Mountain Lions webpage.  

Photo courtesy of GoMountianLions.com