In its final scheduled action this fall, the Fort Lewis College mens golf team finished sixth out of 10 teams at the Colorado Christian Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton.
The golf tournament is the third and final event this fall on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.
Behind medalist Kyle Grassel, Colorado School of Mines won the tournament with a three-day total of 855.
UC-Colorado Springs finished runner-up, two strokes back of the Orediggers at 857.
CSU-Pueblo was third at 863, Western New Mexico fourth at 868, Colorado Christian fifth at 876 and FLC sixth at 897.
Grassel shot 70-71-69 for a 6-under par 210, then defeated Michael OConnor of Western N.M. in a playoff.
Sean Robbins of Colorado Mesa finished third, two strokes back.
Charlie Laudermilk, a junior at FLC, was the Skyhawks top finisher in 15th place. He shot 73-72-73218 for 2-over par to finish in a two-way tie with Jon Klingensmith of Colorado Christian.
Lukas Laudick of FLC finished in a two-way tie for 21st place at 5-over par. Shane Sampair finished tied for 37th at 15 over; Clark Reidberger finished tied for 39th at 16 over; Dillon Washburn finished tied for 45th at 22 over.
All are underclassmen at FLC.
Its a young team, but were making a little progress with the guys, FLC assistant coach Guy Begay said in a news release to The Durango Herald. I think overall, breaking 300 twice in one tournament is definitely a step in the right direction in terms of rebuilding and revamping the program.