Two par rounds put CMU’s Prater in lead
Fresh off his performance in the New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament, Colorado Mesa’s Colin Prater grabbed the lead Monday after the first two rounds of the second RMAC Invitational at Walking Stick in Pueblo.
Prater shot back-to-back rounds of even-par 71 on Monday, leading Colorado School of Mines’ Jordan Arndt by one stroke heading into today’s final round.
The Mavericks are tied for fourth in the 10-team tournament with a 605. Mines leads the field at 588.
Mesa’s Sean Robbins is tied for 13th after rounds of 72 and 78 for a 150. Trenton Schwehr is tied for 30th at 155, Adam Griffith tied for 42nd at 158 and Billy Ramsey is 58th with a 166.
Colorado Mesa juniors Melissa Hess and Jordyn Moody were honored by the RMAC for their play last weekend.
Hess is the RMAC offensive player of the week and Moody is the setter of the week.
Hess, a middle blocker, posted a hitting percentage of .407 to lead the Mavericks (15-2, 7-1 RMAC) to three wins last weekend. She had 46 kills, including 26 on Sunday against South Dakota Mines, the second most in a four-set match in school history. She averaged 4.6 kills per set.
Moody assisted more than half of Mesa’s points last week. She averages 12.9 assists per set and served five aces in the three matches.
Colorado Mesa linebacker Jake Edmiston received the RMAC defensive player of the week award.
The senior from Palisade finished with a season-high and career-high 23 tackles, including 11 solo, in the Mavericks’ 22-17 victory over Western New Mexico on Saturday.
Edmiston leads Division II in total tackles with 89. Keith Smith of San Jose State (Division I) also has 89 tackles. Ethan Kennon of Maranatha Baptist (Division III) leads all divisions with 90 total tackles.
The Mavericks (4-2, 3-1 RMAC) look for their fourth consecutive win Saturday at Fort Lewis College.