The University of Colorado and the University of Utah, the Pac-12 schools that played off for the team title at last year's Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, appear poised to do something similar in Tuesday's final round of this season's tournament.
The host Buffaloes stand at 8-under-par 568 for the first two rounds. Utah, which won last year's playoff with the Buffs, trails by three going into the last day at CNGC (pictured in a CU photo).
Northern Colorado, the only other school from the Centennial State fielding a full team for this year's event, sits in 13th place in the 16-team field, at 610.
Several local players are in contention for the individual title with one round remaining. Kyler Dunkle of Utah, a longtime Coloradan until moving away after winning last month's CGA Amateur, shares the lead with CU's Trevor Olkowski of Grand Junction and Daniel O'Loughlin. The three are at 5-under-par 139. Dunkle won the individual title at Colorado National last year.
Tee times for Tuesday's final round will run 7:55 to 8:35 a.m.
For scores from the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, CLICK HERE.
DU's Weinstein Tied for Lead at Red Sky: In another NCAA Division I tournament being held in Colorado, the defending champion University of Denver women are in fourth place after Monday's first round of the 54-hole Golfweek Conference Challenge at the Fazio Course at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott.
The Pioneers opened with a 5-over-par 293 and trail leader UCLA by 16 strokes.
DU's Mary Weinstein, from Highlands Ranch, shares the individual lead after making six birdies in a round of 4-under-par 68.
Also at that figure are UCLA's Clare Legaspi and Patty Tavatanakit, and Campbell's Stacey White.
For all the scores from the Golfweek Conference Challenge, CLICK HERE.