|Posted April 19, 2011|
Pack drops off, finished 4th at RMAC
Huge swings in fortune governs Pack day at RMAC Championships.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 19, 2011) - In a great position to challenge for their first ever RMAC Tournament championship after an outstanding first round, CSU-Pueblo did an unfortunate 180-degree turn Tuesday, shooting 27 strokes over its round one output and falling all the way to fourth place at the RMAC Spring Championships.
The ThunderWolves suffered its worst round of the season at the worst time, which allowed Mesa State to jump all the way from fourth to second when it shot a 314, a 39-stroke different from its first round output, accounting for a staggering 43-stroke swing between the ThunderWolves and the Mavericks.
Regis did much the same, cutting 27 strokes to jump from sixth to third, leaving the Pack to fall to fourth. Only a similar free fall by Adams State, which fell from third to fifth after losing 20 strokes, kept the Pack from total free fall.
Second round woes aside, CSU-Pueblo still got a top ten finish from Domi Dinallo (Fr., Elephant Butte, N.M.), who led after one round and turned in an 83 to finish tied for sixth.
CSU-Pueblo, though, does finish the RMAC golf season in third place, only behind champion Western New Mexico and Mesa State, for its highest ever finish in the RMAC standings. The high finish, though, may come without a payoff as the ThunderWolves are on the bubble for an NCAA Division II national tournament berth, needing to be in the Central Region's top nine to advance. The Pack entered the weekend ranked 11th.