|Posted April 18, 2011|
ThunderWolves turning in historic showing, but sit in 4th
Pack within range for tournament title with one round remaining.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 18, 2011) - After posting historic lows over the first two rounds of the RMAC Spring Championship, CSU-Pueblo sat three strokes out of the top spot and the end of play Monday with a stellar 21-under-par.
Of the Pack's top four scoring golfers in each of the first two rounds, only one shot over par on the par-73 course at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Phoenix. Leading the charge was junior Chad Novak (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.), who shrugged off his recent struggles to shoot a pair of 69s in the first two rounds, putting him at 8-under-par and placing him in a tie for fourth in the 65-member field.
Two other ThunderWolves, Bryan Kruse (Jr., Westminster, Colo.) and Sean Thomas (Jr., Westminster, Colo.), sat in the top 20 after two rounds, shooting a five-under and four-under, respectively. Thomas' second-round 68 was the second-best round turned in by the field Monday.
As a team, the Pack sat tied with Colorado School of Mines with its 21-under 563, two shots behind Fort Lewis at 561 and three behind UC-Colorado Springs at 560 for the lead.
A win would help CSU-Pueblo hold down a third-place finish in the RMAC standings, as UC-Colorado Springs and Fort Lewis are duking it out for the RMAC title, and Pack can finish no higher than third. The RMAC champion is decided by cumulatively scoring the four RMAC tournaments held throughout the season, and the ThunderWolves must finish ahead of Colorado School of Mines to remain in third place.
The ThunderWolves will gun for their first spring championship title since 2004 when play resumes Tuesday.