|Posted September 29, 2009|
Pack showing potential in Phoenix
PHOENIX, Ariz. - CSU-Pueblo's women's golf team showed stark improvement across the board, but stiff competition left the Pack in 15th place after at the Grand Canyon Invitational.
The Pack's 15th place finish tends to undercut its otherwise impressive play, as the entire Pack's field cut strokes from their output at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational last week.
CSU-Pueblo was led by Rachel Means (Fr., Florence, Colo.), who shot a stellar 79 after one round, but falling to an 86 in round two, putting her in 71st place in the 90-member field. The 79 usually is a mark good enough to put her the top ten of an RMAC tournament, but she languished behind some of the best competition in the nation at Grand Canyon. Of the three RMAC schools at the event, her score was the second-best after one round of play.
Of particular note for the Pack was the play of Kendall Gonzales (So., Salida, Colo.), who rebounded from the worst tournament of her life last weekend, finishing dead last with well over 100 strokes per round, by cutting strokes at a remarkable rate. She shot a 92 in the first round, and then cut that all the way back to 86 in the second round, her lowest round of her collegiate career and the best mark on the team.
CSU-Pueblo will return to familiar waters next week when the third RMAC Tournament of the season takes place at Regis on Oct. 5.