|Posted April 20, 2010|
Pack places 4th at RMAC Championships
FLORENCE, Ariz. - Three ThunderWolves finished in the top 20 with one, Brandon McCoy (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), securing a top ten finish as the ThunderWolves placed 4th at the RMAC Spring Championships in Florence, Ariz.
Tuesday, the Pack saw all of its golfers turn in scores below 80, as only team recorded just one individual round above 80 for the entire tournament, allowing the Pack to hold on to the fourth-place standing it held after two rounds Monday.
The Pack was led by a third-round 73 from Bryan Kruse (So., Arvada, Colo.), the fourth-best third-round score in the field, to finish with a top 20 finish, in 17th place. Chad Novak (So., Pueblo, Colo.) also held on to a top-20 finish down the stretch, turning in a +9 to finish tied for 14th place.
Monday, it was McCoy's second-round -2 70 that opened eyes and allowed the Pack to put up a team 296 in the second round, the lowest team score put up by the ThunderWolves this season.
The Pack used the strong showing at the RMAC Spring Championships to rise from a tie for last place in the RMAC standings all the way up to 6th, leaving the Pack in the running for an NCAA Super Regional berth for the ninth consecutive season.
CSU-Pueblo is hoping to ride a strong spring to Regionals, rebounding from a slew of low finishes in the fall to win two tournaments in the spring portion of the season. So far this season, the ThunderWolves haven't been ranked in the top 10 in the Central Region rankings. The region's top 10 teams and four individuals not associated with a regional-qualifying team will compete at regionals. If the Pack don't get the call for regionals, their 2010 campaign will be over.