|Posted October 5, 2010|
ThunderWolves sizzle in Arizona
CSU-Pueblo puts up best-ever showing at Grand Canyon Fall Invitational.
ESTRELLA, Ariz. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 5, 2010) - The Pack golf team has arrived and is here to stay if the results from the very competitive Grand Canyon Fall Invitational are any indication.
The Pack broke the top ten for the first time at the GCU Fall Invite, turning in a 5th place finish.
It marks the first time the ThunderWolves had even broke the top 10 at the Grand Canyon Fall Invite since beginning to attend the tournament regularly in 2003. Of the five RMAC teams at the tournament, which included the five squads generally regarded as the best in the RMAC, CSU-Pueblo was second.
The story of the third round was the performance put on by Chad Novak (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.), the reigning RMAC Men's Golfer of the Week, who shrugged off two so-so rounds to shoot a 69, the lowest score in the third round in a field of 92, to storm his way to the top 15. He finished tied for a 12th.
As a team, CSU-Pueblo fell just one stroke from its second-round output of 296, and turned in its 5th sub-300 team score of the season through just nine rounds of play in 2010.
CSU-Pueblo, which entered the tournament ranked 39th in the nation by GolfStat.com, is hoping to bring an even higher ranking into another non-conference tournament next week, when it travels to Golden for the Colorado School of Mines Invitational.