|Posted May 4, 2010|
Pack again encounters trouble on front nine
PALM DESERT, Calif. - CSU-Pueblo was in position to reach the team's stated second round goal of getting near the top 10 in the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional Tuesday, but just like in the first round, holes 5 through 9 did the Pack in, leaving the ThunderWolves in 16th place.
CSU-Pueblo, now with a team score of +39, 21 strokes behind a trio of teams in fifth place, the benchmark needed to qualify for nationals, would need an epic performance in the third and final round Wednesday to move into the top five.
After the Pack finished the fourth hole, CSU-Pueblo was in a strong position, boasting a team score of just +6, which was at the time a 17-stroke improvement from their round one performance. However, in holes five through nine - the final holes for the day after CSU-Pueblo began playing the back nine, the ThunderWolves registered a cumulative score of +10, pushing the Pack back down the leader board and ultimately ending in a +16 day for the ThunderWolves.
The ThunderWolves were able to take away some positives from the second round - Brandon McCoy (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) moved up into the top 40 with a +2 74, leaving him at +7 overall, and Sean Thomas (So., Westminster, Colo.) rebounded from an 80 in the first round to shoot an even par 72. As a team, the ThunderWolves moved up one spot in the standings, from 17th yesterday to 16th today.
The ThunderWolves will again get an early tee time tomorrow, hitting the range at 8:20 a.m., beginning on the back nine.