What the Paintbrush Invitational lacked in temperature on Monday, it made up for in a heated competition at Colorado Golf Club in Parker.
On a 36-hole day that was played in 35-40-degree conditions, Colorado State and the University of Colorado are among the top three teams in the 54-hole event that will conclude on Tuesday, weather-permitting.
When play ended on Monday evening due to darkness, with some players having yet to complete round 2, CSU held a one-stroke lead over Loyola Marymount and a four-shot advantage over third-place CU.
Northern Colorado holds fifth place in the 12-team field, at 15 over. The host University of Denver is in 12th place at 45 over par.
Six players from Colorado-based teams are in the top 10 individually after Monday's action. CU's Daniel O'Loughlin and CSU's Oscar Teiffel share second place at 5-under-par 139, which leaves them three behind leader Riley Elmes of Loyola Marymount, who shot a pair of 68s.
Also in the top 10 are UNC's Li Chen (sixth at 143); DU's Roy Kang and UNC's Joshua Matz (seventh at even-par); and UNC's Coby Welch (ninth at 1 over).
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