PUEBLO, Colo. (March 25, 2018) - Junior Courtney Ewing (Pueblo West, Colo.) shot an even-par 72 Sunday to lead the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf team on day one of the Pack Spring Invite at Walking Stick Golf Course.
The No. 42 ThunderWolves shot a 302 for the first 18 of 36 holes at the team's home tournament to sit third at +14. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival University of Colorado Colorado Springs posted a 290 (+2) to sit first, while No. 21 Midwestern State University is second at +3. The Pack gathered 54 pars, the second most in the field, while team came together to play the par 5's four-under.
All five CSU-Pueblo golfers finished round one in the top 25, guided by Ewing, who's 72 was good for a tie for third. Junior Rachanok Rahulpan (Pathumthani, Thailand) carded a three-over 75 to sit 12th. Both birdied their final hole to carry some momentum to day two. Ewing totaled 14 pars with two bogeys and two birdies, while Rahulpan led the team with four birdies to tie for the most in the field of 69 players.
Freshman Kellsey Sample (Monument, Colo.) carded a 77 (+5) to rank T-16th, while Orakorn Thirayatorn (Jr., Meang Khonkaen, Thailand) shot a 78 (+6) to sit T-20th and Jolene Kam (Jr., Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) posted a 79 (+7) to rank T-24th.
The individual leader is Emily Brennan of MSU at -2.
The shotgun start Monday is set for 9 a.m. Fans are encouraged to come and back the Pack, as the event is free and open to the public.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.