|Posted May 5, 2008|
Pack stumbles at Super Regionals
Stats (Courtesy of Sonoma State University)
Includes tee times and live leaderboards (both team and individual)
PETALUMA, Calif. - The ThunderWolves suffered a dangerous stumble at the NCAA Northwest Super Regional Monday, finishing the first round in last place out of eight teams.
On a tough course at the Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma that kept all golfers in the field at par or worse, the ThunderWolves languished far behind the pace, both individually and as a team.
The Pack's top two golfers, Casey Brock and David Duarte, which both take turns making bids for top ten finishes, struggled mightily. Duarte shot a 77 (+5), tying him for 20th place overall and giving the Pack its top individual performer in the first round. Brock languished three strokes behind Duarte at +8.
The Pack's second-ranked golfer, Jeff Johnson, was listed as their number-five coming in and turned those expectations on its ear, turning in a +6. Johnson surpassed expectations, turning in three birdies, the most among the ThunderWolves.
Individually, five golfers tied for the lead after the first round. The top teams after round one were Minnesota-Mankato and UC-Colorado Springs, each tied at +8. The Pack languishes far behind at +27.
The ThunderWolves are one of six RMAC teams to earn a berth to the Super Regional. Also among those six are top-seed UC-Colorado Springs, Western New Mexico (3rd), Fort Lewis (6th), Nebraska-Kearney (7th) and Colorado Christian (8th). The Pack is the four seed.
The top two teams from the Northwest Regionals will be granted a bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament. The top individual- not on one of the super regional competing teams- from the super regional will also advance to the NCAA Championship. This year's event will be held May 14-17 at the NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival in Houston, Texas.
For more information, follow the live stats links (at the top of this page) or visit the NCAA Northwest Regional home page by clicking here.