Backed by medalist Eddie DeLashmutt, UC-Colorado Springs made itself right at home at the Skyhawk Desert Shootout on Monday and Tuesday in Palm Desert, Calif.
UCCS leapfrogged UC-San Diego on Day 2 of Fort Lewis Colleges home tournament on the West Coast to win by eight strokes. DeLashmutt finished 9-over par 225 on the 7,322-yard, par-72 Troon Golf Course.
DeLashmutts Mountain Lions teammate Spencer Biersdorff tied South Mountain Community Colleges Jimmy Kozikowski for runner-up at 10-over par.
Charlie Laudermilk, the Skyhawks lone returner from last years NCAA Division II Mens Soccer National Championships squad, had seven birdies over two days to lead FLC at 19-over par 235 in a tie for 21st place.
Behind Laudermilk, Bryan Schlicter finished 39th, John Thomsen tied for 40th, Lucas Laudick tied for 45th and Clark Reidberger 48th. As a team, FLC finished 10th out of 11 teams after three rounds of golf in two days.
Fort Lewis will compete at the Dairy Queen ThunderWolf Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo. The event will be hosted by CSU-Pueblo.