|Posted April 7, 2008|
Madrid tied for 2nd, but Pack team struggles on own course
Senior Nicole Madrid had one her best rounds of the season, shooting a +8 80 Monday to finish the day tied for second place in the field of 30 at the ThunderWolf Invitational, held at the Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo.
Despite Madrid's performance, it couldn't undo the down rounds shot by the rest of the Pack golfers as the ThunderWolves finished the first round of the tournament in last place in the six-team field, six strokes behind fifth place team, Chadron State College.
Mesa State College led the field after day one, shooting a +64 332, 12 strokes ahead of the day's second place team, Nebraska-Kearney. Mesa's top entrant, Maggie Cole, led the field with a +7 79 after one day of action. Three Maverick golfers finished the day in the top ten and all five of their entrants finished in the top 15.
For the ThunderWolves, it was a different story. Outside of Madrid's standing at second place, just a stroke behind Cole for the lead, the Pack's four other entrants, Crystal Samples, Jordan Dew, Callie Young and Michelle Lujan each finished in the bottom ten. Samples' +23 95 was notable, as she had the team's second best score despite being the Pack's fifth entrant into the tourney.
The Pack will continue the tourney Tuesday with round two action, teeing off at 9 a.m. at the Walking Stick Golf Course.