The No. 22 Colorado School of Mines golf team, led by junior Michael Lee, finished second at the RMAC championship that took place Monday and Tuesday in Goodyear, Arizona.
After day one, Mines sat in second place out of nine teams with a total of 590, 12 strokes back of leader UC – Colorado Springs. Lee sat in second after posting rounds of 72 and 68, three shots back of the overall lead.
Day two was much of the same with Mines finishing second place out of the nine teams. The defending champions of the event simply could not overcome their day one deficit of -12. Mines finished 17 strokes back (886) of champion UCCS who finished with a team total of 869. Lee shot a 76 on day two to come in third and earn all-tournament honors. Sophomores Jordan Arndt (73-79-69-221) and John Ahern (71-77-74-222), Junior Kyle Grassel (78-74-77-229) and senior Chad Herges (76-79-77-232) rounded out the scorecards for the second place Orediggers. Respectively Arndt and Ahem finished seventh and ninth and Grassel and Herges finished twenty second and thirtieth.
The next stop for the Orediggers will be the NCAA West/South Central Super Regional taking place May 6-9 at the Home Course in Du Pont, Washington.