LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 7, 2017) – Hitting the links for the first time in the spring, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Golf started 2017 with a 10th place finish in the windy Las Vegas Desert Classic.
Jaquelyn Porman (Gilbert, Ariz.) led the Pack +18 (162) over the two day event. She finished in 22nd place. Porman shot the Pack's best round of the tournament Monday with a 76 (+4).
Facing winds reported as high as 50 miles per hour, no golfer in the 81 woman field shot better than a +3 (75) on day one Sunday. The nearly gale force winds knocked down power lines in Sin City.
The Pack completed the windy day one in a three-way tie for seventh place with a combined score 334 (+46). Courtney Ewing (So., Pueblo West, Colo.) topped the Pack on day one with a +8 (80). She finished her first round in a tie for 11th place.
After shooting a +14 (86) on day one, Porman bounced back with a team-best 76 on day two. This round vaulted Porman up 20 spots on day two as she claimed 22nd place.
Jolene Kam (So., Sha Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) finished second on the Pack both on day two and in the tournament. Kam shot a +8 (80) to finish with a +21 (165). Kam placed tied for 33rd.
Ewing did not have the same success she had on day one. She shot an 86 to place 37th at the tournament with a combined +22 (166).
Freshman Gabby Segura (Kingwood, Texas) ranked second among Pack golfers on day one. Segura shot a +11 (83) to rank 19th after the first round. Segura struggled on day two shooting a +18 (90). She would finish in 52nd place.
Senior Natasha Navarro (San Antonio, Texas) was the Pack's most consistent golfer. Navarro shot an 88 (+16) in both rounds. Her score counted for the Pack on day two when they shot a 331 (+42). CSU-Pueblo finished with a team score of 664.
Lee University won the Desert Classic with a team score of 611. Haverly Harrold took first place for the Flames with a score +3 (147) for the tournament.
CSU-Pueblo will return to Southern Colorado for the next month. The ThunderWolves will host the Pack Spring Invite Monday March 27 through Tuesday March 28 at Walking Stick Golf Course near the campus of CSU-Pueblo.
– 30 –
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.