Gempel Leads Gold Team to Northern Colorado Invitational Title
Oct. 2, 2006
GREELEY, Colo. - Junior Tom Gempel carded a final round 65 (-5) and four University of Northern Colorado golfers finished atop the leaderboard as the Bears 'Gold' Team claimed the title at its Northern Colorado Invitational held at the Greeley Country Club on Sunday and Monday.
Gempel, who had rounds of 73 and 74 to open the event, had the low round on Monday afternoon, even overcoming a double bogey on the 15th hole. Gempel bested freshman teammate Ron Alford and sophomore teammate Derek Hofmeister by four strokes for the individual title. Senior Kyle Burns was three strokes behind Alford and Hofmeister and his fourth place finish made it 1-2-3-4 for the Bears at the top of the final leaderboard.
As a team the Bears were 24 strokes ahead of second place Nebraska-Kearney and 58 strokes ahead of Colorado Mines and the Air Force J.V. teams who tied for third. Colorado Christian finished fifth.
The tournament featured J.V. and Division II teams from around the state and region.
The regular Northern Colorado golf team will return to action next weekend (Oct. 8-9) at the Windon Memorial Classic hosted by Northwestern and held at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.
Northern Colorado Individuals
1. Tom Gempel 73-74-65 212 (+2) 2. Ron Alford 70-70-76 216 (+6) 4. Kyle Burns 79-74-66 219 (+9) 9. Doug Sutter 72-76-74 222 (+12) 12. Brady Garr 72-78-77 227 (+17)
Final Team Standings
1. Northern Colorado Gold 287-294-281 862 (+22) 2 Nebraska-Kearney 298-291-297 886 (+46) 3 Colorado Mines 309-307-304 920 (+80) Air Force J.V. 299-303-318 920 (+80) 5. Colorado Christian 312-313-314 939 (+99)