FLC golf atop Oredigger Invite leaderboard

Laudermilk second overall

The Fort Lewis College men’s golf team got off to a blistering start Monday at the Oredigger Invite at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, shooting a combined 19-under par for a six-shot lead after two rounds on Day 1.

Fort Lewis shot 274-283 for a 557, good for the big advantage over second-place Colorado Mesa heading into today’s final round. Host Colorado School of Mines is third, seven shots off the lead.

Charlie Laudermilk was the low Skyhawk on Monday, shooting matching 67s for a 10-under 134, putting him a shot behind individual leader Nathanial Goddard of Colorado Christian.

Bryan Schlicter shot a 137 to tie for fifth, while Lucas Laudick was alone in ninth for Fort Lewis after firing a 139.

“They really played well (Monday),” Fort Lewis head coach Bud Andersen said. “It’s not that difficult of a golf course, but you’ve still got to hit the shot and make putts.”

John Thomsen is tied for 36th after his 147, while Dillon Washburn shot matching 75s for 150, putting him in a tie for 44th.

“Hopefully it’ll continue (today), and we’ll bring home another W,” Andersen said.