|Posted April 29, 2008|
Pueblo West's Covey chooses CSU-Pueblo
The CSU-Pueblo men's golf team continued to harvest the finest golfers the Pueblo area has to offer, signing Pueblo West High School standout Zane Covey to play golf for the ThunderWolves.
Covey had been one of the most consistent golfers ever to put on the Pueblo West High School polo, never shooting higher than 78 in any tournament and finishing in the top five in each of the eight regular season tournaments he entered in the 2007 season. He finished 12th at the 4A state championships. He won three tournaments in 2007, including the East High School Invitational held at the Pack's home course, Walking Stick, the Rye Invitational at Hollydot, and the 4A Regional Championship, also at Hollydot.
Covey was also stellar in summer tournaments that he entered at some of the toughest courses in the Rocky Mountain area. He shot worse than 78 only once out of 15 competitive rounds played in the summer, turning in a career-best 68 while placing fifth at the Big I State Championships in July. He also sported a 69 (-3) at the Pikes Peak Junior Golf Championships in July 2007, winning that tournament. He also finished fifth in a US Junior Amateur Qualifier and finished ninth in a U.S. Amateur Qualifier.
In his high school and summer events, Covey was steady, posting a 73.83 stroke average during the 2007 high school season, and a nearly identical 73.13 average over the summer.
"Zane is a tremendous golfer who is consistently one of the top golfers in each tournament he enters," Pack coach Ray Makloski said. "I think he will be a valuable asset to our team and will have the chance to win a number of tournaments for us."
Covey joins a 2008 recruiting class that already includes Centennial High School senior Chad Novak, and Geoff Dalgleish of Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Ariz.