PHOENIX, Ariz. - Chad Novak (So., Pueblo, Colo.) turned in one of the better tournaments of his collegiate career, shooting a +7 223, his second-best score in his career at CSU-Pueblo, finishing 24th at the very competitive Grand Canyon Invitational.
Novak shot a pair of 73s in the second and third rounds of the tournament, easily pacing the ThunderWolves' fivesome but was unable to make up significant ground in the 18-team, 89-member tournament. Despite the relatively low place by Novak, his finish was the seventh-best among the 25 RMAC golfers at the tournament (from UCCS, Western New Mexico, CSU-Pueblo, Fort Lewis and Regis)
The rest of the ThunderWolves could not match the success had by Novak, though, finishing in the latter half of the field. The lowest individual round by any ThunderWolf was turned in by Brandon McCoy (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), shooting a 72 in the second round, but unfortunately sandwiching that round with a pair of 79s in the first and third rounds. He finished in 51st place.
CSU-Pueblo has one more fall tournament remaining - Colorado Mines/Regis Fall Invitational - being held in Aurora next Monday and Tuesday.