CMU duo in top 5 at RMAC championship

Sean Robbins and Brandon Bingaman of Colorado Mesa are in hunt for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s golf championship.

Robbins is in fourth place after Monday’s first two rounds at the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz., with a 1-under-par 143.

He’s six strokes off the pace set by Kevin Witte of CU-Colorado Springs, who fired a first-round 67 in the morning and followed that with a 70 in the afternoon round for a 137.

Bingaman is fifth with a 147 after rounds of 75 and 72.

Robbins shot 1-under 71 in the morning round and was even par in the afternoon. He carded four birdies in the first round, but also had a double bogey-5 on the par-3 seventh hole, and four birdies in the second round, but those were erased by four bogeys.

Bingaman, the RMAC preseason golfer of the year, also had four birdies in the opening round, but took a triple bogey on No. 14, a par 3.

After shooting 40 on the back nine in the morning, though, the senior responded with a 34 on the back nine in the afternoon.

The Mavericks, who are in third place with a 598, got a 154 from Kyle Roll, good for a tie for 21st. Adam Griffith is tied for 35th at 158 and Christopher Aiken is 45th with a 165.

CU-Colorado Springs leads the team race at 578, with Colorado School of Mines second at 590.

Women

Colorado Mesa freshman Zoe Woodworth is fourth after the first round of the RMAC championship at the Golf Club of Estrella.

Woodworth shot 4-over-par 76, only three strokes off the lead. Lara Pocs of Regis and Arrianna Estrada of Western New Mexico each shot 73. Nicole Hulbert is one stroke back at 74.

Woodworth, from Calumet, Mich., played the par-3 and par-5 holes even and carded three birdies in her round, which started off a little rough.

She shot 5-over 41 on the front 9, but settled down and was 1-under on the back.

Woodworth carded birdies on the par-4 10th hole, the par-3 14th and the par-5 16th to move up the leader board entering today’s final round.

Mesa’s Michelle Stripp is tied for 14th after a first-round 84. Torrie Sauer is tied for 27th (91), Audrey Meyer tied for 30th (94) and Rachel Cavalier tied for 35th (97).

The Mavericks are fifth after the first round with a team score of 345. Western New Mexico leads with a 313, four strokes ahead of CSU-Pueblo.


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