GOODYEAR, Ariz. (April 10, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf shot the fifth best round Tuesday at the Western New Mexico University Mustang Intercollegiate to finish the tournament in ninth of 20 teams at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Arizona.
The ThunderWolves entered the tournament ranked 43rd in the Golfstat NCAA Division II rankings. The Pack shot an eight-over 296 Tuesday, but a 306 (+18) Monday put CSU-Pueblo in a spot where they could only move up two places. The team totaled 24 birdies for the fourth most in the field. The ThunderWolves shot -1 on Par 5's to rank tied for fifth in the field.
Junior Courtney Ewing (Pueblo West, Colo.) has a Golfstat ranking of 55th and finished the tournament with her eighth top 20 finish of the season. She shot 76-71--147 (+3) to tie for 19th. The junior totaled seven birdies to tie for the third most in the field of 103 athletes. She played the Par 5's to a team-best three-under that was tied for the third best in the field.
Junior Rachanok Rahulpan (Pathumthani, Thailand) moved up seven spots on day two after a consistent 74-74--148 (+4) to place T-23rd. She guided the team with 25 pars and tied for the team-low on Par 3's at +1. She was also two-under on Par 5's.
Junior Orakorn Thirayatorn (Meang Khonkaen, Thailand) shot a 77-76--153 (+9) to post a T-46th finish.
Junior Jolene Kam (Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) finished T-58th after shooting a 79-77--156 (+12). She tied for the team lead with a +1 scoring average on the Par 3's. Freshman Kellsey Sample (Monument, Colo.) carded a 75 in round two for her best round of the spring. She was T-64th overall.
The tournament was the final tune-up before the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships April 22-4 at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Arizona.
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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.