UCCS GOLF: Women Turn in Program's Best Round, Cook Records Best 54-Hole Score in UCCS Career

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's golf team shot the best team round in program history with a 336 and Laura Gritz shot the best individual round in program history with a 78 as the Mountain Lions finished fifth at the Regis Spring Invitational today at Fox Hollow Golf Course.

The Mountain Lions improved by 16 strokes from yesterday's round and beat the previous season-best of 339 from the first round of the Lady Buff Stampede in Canyon, Texas, last October. UCCS was five strokes behind the third-place teams of Metro State and Colorado Christian.

Gritz made three birdies today on her way to the best round in the program's inaugural season. She beat her own program-best by a stroke and finished sixth overall for the best individual place by a Mountain Lion in program history. Gritz finished with the field’s fifth-best score in second round with her 78.

Jamie Zook improved by two strokes to an 85 today to match her season-best score from the Grizzly Invitational on Sept. 29. She finished second for UCCS and No. 17 overall with a tournament score of 172.

Amanda Crites lowered her score by eight strokes in the second round to and 86 and finished No. 25 overall with a tournament score of 180. Forre Zook improved her score by 20 strokes to provide the fourth team score with an 87 today in her second-best round of the season.

Up Next: UCCS will travel to Grand Junction, Colo., next week for the Colorado Mesa Invitational April 7-8 at Redlands Mesa Golf Course.

Men: Cook Turns in 54-Hole Best in Buccaneer Invite

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Zach Tripp shot a 73 in the final round and Stephen Cook turned in a tournament score of 216 as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's golf team matched its best tournament score of 2013-14 at the Buccaneer Invitational at the Normandy Shores Golf Club. The Mountain Lions shot an 895 in the first 54-hole tournament of the spring.

Tripp improved by two strokes off of his second-round score from yesterday and led the Mountain Lions with his 73 today. He tied for No. 54 in the overall results with a tournament score of 227 (79-75-73) for his best tournament score since the CSU-Pueblo RMAC event on Sept. 23-24.

Cook finished with his best 54-hole score of 216 (72-70-74) of his Mountain Lion career and lowered his best score by eight strokes this week. He tied for No. 19 individually and recorded his fourth top-20 finish in the last five tournaments.

Hearn matched Cook's final round performance of 74 and finished in a tie for No. 57 with a three-round score of 228 (77-77-74). Patrick Skakel turned in the final team score of the round with a 77 and tie for No. 50 overall with a 224 (74-73-77).

Up Next: UCCS will compete in the final tournament of the non-championship season next week at the Dallas Baptist Invitational April 7-8. Action will take place at the Hackberry Creek Country Club.