Pack cuts strokes, but falls in rankings at Nationals

Pack cuts strokes, but falls in rankings at Nationals

CSU-Pueblo nine strokes out of qualifying for match play.

FLORENCE, Ala. ( - May 17, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo improved over its first round showing during the second round of the NCAA Division II National Championships Tuesday, but fell two spots in the rankings, weighing in at 12th.

The ThunderWolves improved upon its first round score of a 19-over-par 307, cutting three strokes to turn in a 16-over 304.  Despite the improvement, 10 out of the tournament's other 19 teams either matched or cut strokes, as well, keeping the Pack from climbing the rankings.

Individually, Jonathan Park (Fr., Denver, Colo.) led the squad, moving into the top 20 after posting a one-over-par 73, rising to a tie for 18th place.  So far, he is four-over-par over the first two rounds.

The Pack is still within shooting range to advance to the match play portion of the National Championships.  With the top eight teams advancing to match play, CSU-Pueblo is nine strokes behind eighth place Hawaii-Hilo. 

The third and final round takes place Wednesday at the Fighting Joe Golf Course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Florence, Ala.