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No. 20 Diggers Claim First Team Title Of Season

MONTROSE – The No. 20 Colorado School of Mines golf squad held off a late charge by CSU-Pueblo to capture its first team title of the season on Tuesday by one stroke at the CMU Invitational (RMAC No.1), held at the Bridges Golf Club in Montrose.

Mines has now captured titles in four of its last six events dating back to last season. The Orediggers won the RMAC No. 1 last season (Grizzly Invitational – hosted by Adams State) by 10 strokes en route to a total of six team titles during the 2011-12 academic year.

Led by a final-round 68 by sophomore John Ahern, Mines was able to hold off a final-round 284 by the ThunderWolves despite a team score of 290 in the finale. 

Ahern's 68 on Tuesday tied him with junior teammate Michael Lee for second overall, while the pair also tied with Grant Dean of UCCS and Deryk Perales of WNMU. Sean Thomas of CSU-Pueblo captured the individual title by two strokes with a three-round score of 215 (+2). 

Following Ahern and Lee was Kyle Grassel, who recorded a 219 (+6) with a 75 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for eighth overall.

Sophomore Jordan Arndt posted a 73 during the finale to finish with a three-round score of 220 (+7) - leaving him in a tie for 10th overall. 

Chad Herges rounded out the Oredigger scorecards on Tuesday with a 78 to finish with a tournament score of 226 (+13) which placed him in a tie for 23rd overall.  

The Diggers will return to action on September 24-25 when the squad hosts the Oredigger Invitational (RMAC No. 2) at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood.

Team Scores
1. No. 20 Colorado School of Mines 294 287 290 871 +19
2. Colorado St-Pueblo 298 290 284 872 +20
3. Colorado-CO Springs 293 288 298 879 +27
4. Western New Mexico U 292 294 300 886 +34
5. Colorado Mesa Univ. 296 297 294 887 +35
6. Montana St. Billings 304 296 296 896 +44
T-7. Colorado Christian U 307 300 305 912 +60
T-7. Regis University 315 293 304 912 +60
9. Fort Lewis College 315 302 296 913 +61
10. Adams State Univ. 309 309 306 924 +72

Mines Scores
T-2. Michael Lee 72 71 74 217
T-2. John Ahern 75 74 68 217
T-8. Kyle Grassel 72 72 75 219
T-10. Jordan Arndt 76 71 73 220
T-23. Chad Herges 75 73 78 226

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