A breakout season for the Fort Lewis College men’s golf team was recognized with two players named First Team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Darren Edwards, a junior from Loveland who qualified for the NCAA Division II South Central/West Region Championship, was picked after his tie for second place at the conference championship tournament last week. Also selected by the RMAC coaches was junior Samuel Salisbury of Arizona.
Edwards showed steady improvement with a tie for 16th at the Mustang Intercollegiate in Goodyear, Arizona. He then tied for 11th at the Southern Colorado Masters in Pueblo before going on to tie for second at the RMAC Championship.
Salisbury had a strong spring highlighted by his third-place finish at the Southern Colorado Masters. He also tied for 11th in a strong field at the Mustang Intercollegiate in his home state.
The RMAC Player of the Year award went to conference champion Andrew Ni of CSU-Pueblo. The ThunderWolves swept the major awards after winning the RMAC title as a team. Jamie Roberts was named Freshman of the Year, while Josh Koschke was named Coach of the Year.
Fort Lewis, which finished second in the conference, was the only team besides CSU-Pueblo to have multiple first team selections. Eight players were named to the first team and another eight to the second team.
Edwards will compete at the regional championships May 6-8 at The Home Course in Dupont, Washington.