|Posted April 15, 2008|
Pack golfers adjust to high winds, finish 5th at Mesa
GRAND JUNCTION - As wind gusts at the Maverick Invite in Grand Junction Tuesday reached gusts over 40 mph, the ThunderWolves seemed well-prepared, turning in a good round to finish in fifth place.
As conditions hampered each golfer in the field, the ThunderWolves' round two drop off relative to the other teams in the tourney was one of the lowest.
The ThunderWolves' drop off of only 23 strokes over their first round team score was the second lowest in the six-team field, compared to an average drop off of 30-plus strokes by the rest of the teams at the tournament.
Pack senior Nicole Madrid was one of only two golfers out of the 30 competing to actually improve upon her first round score, putting in a +15 87, which was actually the eight best score in the field and allowed her to finish 15th overall. No golfer shot better than 82 Tuesday.
Freshman Jordan Dew also was impressive Tuesday, only falling one stroke off of the 92 she turned in Monday.
The ThunderWolves will ride this performance into the conference championship on April 22 at Western New Mexico in Silver City, N.M.