|Posted September 21, 2010|
Pack makes valiant charge, finishes 5th
ThunderWolves cut 14 strokes, come two strokes away from school record in successful second round.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 21, 2010) - After a woeful first round that saw the Pack have its worst round as a team this season, the Pack cut 14 strokes in the second round, charging back to finish 5th at the second RMAC tournament of the season in Grand Junction.
CSU-Pueblo turned in a team 329 Tuesday, two strokes off its school record for lowest team score in a round, which dwarfed the 343 the team put up in the opening round on Monday.
True freshman Michaela Breit (Fr., Greeley, Colo.) was impressive in the second round, cutting five strokes off her first-round 84 to shoot a 79, one away from a school record for lowest individual round, climbing to finish 15th overall. So far this season, Breit has two top-15 and one top-10 finish in three collegiate tournaments to her credit.
Breit was joined at 15th place by Domi Dinallo (Fr., Elephant Butte, N.M.), who still finished high despite losing four strokes from her first round 80. So far this season, Dinallo has a top-10, top-15 and top-25 finish on her resume.
The second RMAC tournament at Grand Junction, which features all RMAC squads and former RMAC team, Montana State-Billings, which finished third overall, factors into the RMAC standings. After two tournaments, CSU-Pueblo is ranked third in the RMAC, behind Western New Mexico, which won the first two RMAC tournaments, and Mesa State, which finished second at each tourney. CSU-Pueblo is battling for its first ever NCAA Division II National Tournament berth this season.
The Pack will get little rest, next taking to a non-conference tournament, the Colorado Christian Invitational, on Sept. 27-28.