|Posted September 16, 2008|
Pack can't dent competition at first RMAC Invite
WESTMINSTER, Colo. - This weekend provided the ThunderWolves with the first opportunity to debunk a predicted sixth place finish, according to the RMAC preseason men's golf poll. The Pack was able to do that, but only to a point, finishing fifth at the first RMAC Invite of the season at Regis.
The Pack turned in an 899 over three rounds, headlined by David Duarte (Sr., Fountain, Colo.), who had his second straight top five finish this season, finishing third with a -3 213. He only trailed UCCS' Tyler Bishop and Western New Mexico's Scott Crichton, arguably the only RMAC golfers with a more impressive career resume than Duarte.
Despite another consistent performance from Duarte, the rest of the Pack's lineup was in flux and had its fair share of struggles. Seeing his first action of the season was Chad Novak (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.), who could only accomplish a single round high water mark of a +4 76. Overall, he was +16, finishing 25th.
Derek Carleo (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) was the Pack's top finisher, other than Duarte, and he only finished 18th overall. His best round was a second round 75, and he ended the invite with +11.
The ThunderWolves will look to rebound with a stronger performance next week in Kearney, Neb. for the second RMAC Invite of the season.