|Posted April 4, 2011|
Pack hanging with big boys at Central Oklahoma
Pack uses second-round comeback to get back into competitive tournament.
EDMOND, Okla. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 4, 2011) - Finding blistering wind gusts and a subpar first round at the Central Oklahoma Kickingbird Classic Monday, CSU-Pueblo fought its way back, a 16-stroke turnaround to climb to 7th place after two rounds.
CSU-Pueblo shot a first-round 312 as a team, which left them tied for eighth, but their second-round rebound with a team 296 brought them to within 14 strokes of leader and tourney host, Central Oklahoma, the fifth-ranked team in the nation.
The tournament has been defined by the conditions thus far, as wind gusts in the 30-mph range inflated first round scores before conditions settled down in the second round.
Leading the ThunderWolves was Sean Thomas (Jr., Westminster, Colo.), whose steady play, which included a hard-fought 75 in the first round followed by a second-round 73, helped him to be in eighth place after two rounds.
One other ThunderWolf, Chad Novak (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.), sat in the top 20 after two rounds, shooting a pair of 75s and sitting in 18th place.
The third and final round of the Kickinbird Classic will take place Tuesday.