|Posted September 26, 2010|
ThunderWolves, Novak cruising at Regional Crossover
Pack in position to push for high finish in second RMAC tourney of the season.
GOTHENBURG, Neb. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 26, 2010) - In the Pack's 2009 trip to the Wild Horse Golf Course in Gothenburg, it was a house of horrors.
CSU-Pueblo never turned in a team score better than 319, finishing 13th out of 17 teams and perhaps turning in one of the worst rounds of golf as a team in recent memory.
But that was a very long time ago.
This season, the ThunderWolves are taking the Wild Horse by storm, turning in a first-round 292 and getting a bid for a tournament championship by Chad Novak (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) as the Pack sits in 7th place out of 20 teams after two rounds of the 2010 RMAC/NSIC Regional Crossover.
The Pack's first round 292, the lowest single-round team score in two seasons, had the Pack in second place overall and just two strokes out of the lead after one round. Though CSU-Pueblo suffered a setback in posting a 303 in the second round, the ThunderWolves are currently the sixth-ranked RMAC squad at the tournament and in good shape to move higher.
Leading the charge was Novak, who is just two strokes out of first place after recording a -2 70 in the first round and -1 second round. The Pack's junior is in position to shatter his career-best three-round tournament high of +5, set during his freshman season in 2008-09.
The Regional Crossover Tournament is an important tourney in terms of regional ranking, as it pits the Central Regions top teams against each other with hopes of a national tournament berth at state. The region's top ten squads qualify for nationals in May.
The third and final round continues Monday.