|Posted September 13, 2010|
ThunderWolves in the running after one round
Inconsistency plagues Pack after stellar first round Monday.
By CSU-Pueblo Athletics Media Relations
LA VETA, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 13, 2010) - It was a tale of two rounds for the ThunderWolves Monday, tumbling to eighth place after turning in a first round 296, good enough for third place in the early going, at the first RMAC men's golf event at the Peaks Classic in La Veta.
No ThunderWolf exemplified the up and down day of the team more than junior Chad Novak (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.). Novak was the standard-bearer early on, leading the entire field of 76 after shooting a -4 68.
But the second round was a completely different story - Novak lost 14 strokes, falling to an 82, as the Pack lost nine strokes over its first round showing to tumble from third in the team scoring to eighth.
Bryan Kruse (Jr., Westminster, Colo.) was in the same boat, falling from a first round 74 to a second round 80. Between Kruse and Novak, the team's top two scorers in the first round, they accounted for a loss of 20 strokes, a large number that the rest of the Pack's field couldn't make up.
After two rounds, the ThunderWolves were led by freshman Jonathon Park (Fr., Denver, Colo.), who showed consistency in shooting +3 over the first two rounds, sitting in eighth overall with one round left to play. No other ThunderWolf could lay claim to a top 20 standing after two rounds.
The Peaks Classic, the first tournament of the season that factors in the RMAC men's golf standings, includes 15 teams and all ten RMAC men's golf teams. Of those ten teams, the Pack was fifth, and 27 strokes behind defending RMAC champion, UC-Colorado Springs.