|Posted April 14, 2009|
Second round stumble dooms Pack at UCCS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After closing the first day of the UCCS Spring Championship in second place, CSU-Pueblo turned in the lowest team score in the field Tuesday, falling to third in the third of four RMAC golf tournaments of the season.
Three of the ThunderWolves' five entrants turned in second round scores lower than their first-round output as the Pack lost 14 strokes from its first round output.
The Pack's leader, Brandon McCoy (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), who was in 2nd place after the first round with an E 72, slipped to fourth overall after shooting a second-round 77.
Chad Novak (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.), who was tied for second alongside McCoy after one round with an even-par 72, added eight strokes to drop all the way to 11th place.
The Pack's third place finish, two behind tourney champion UC-Colorado Springs, was enough for UCCS to clinch a fourth straight title in the "Steel and Silver Series," the all-sport competition between the two schools. UCCS now owns an insurmountable 24-12 lead over CSU-Pueblo in the series.
On the bright side, the Pack's third place finish was enough to vault them to a tie for 4th place in the eight-team RMAC men's golf standings. Though a team RMAC Championship is out of reach, CSU-Pueblo is now battling for a berth in the NCAA Super Regional May 4-6.