Four seniors lead Pack Women into home opener Monday

Four seniors lead Pack Women into home opener Monday

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 2, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Golf will celebrate Labor Day by hosting the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational at the Pueblo Country Club, Monday Sept. 3 and Tuesday Sept. 4. 

The ThunderWolves will tee off at 1 p.m. at the Pueblo Country Club Monday. Play in the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational will wrap up Tuesday when the women tee off at 9 a.m.

This tournament will be the Pack's first of the season. Led by four seniors, the ThunderWolves were picked to finish second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Preseason Poll.

The Pack finished tied for second at the 2018 RMAC Championships. They also placed second at last year's Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational.

Reigning RMAC Golfer of the Year Courtney Ewing  (Pueblo West, Colo.) returns for the Pack. Ewing has placed third at each of the last two Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitationals. She will look for her first victory at the Pueblo Country Club. 

Ewing led the RMAC with a 75.3 strokes per round average. She earned four RMAC Golfer of the week awards last season. Ewing earned Preseason All-RMAC accolades.

Rachanok Rahulpan (Sr., Pathumthani, Thailand) was also named First Team All-RMAC last season. She averaged 77.9 strokes per round. Rahulpan was also selected RMAC Golfer of the Week for the first time March 14.

Four-year senior Jolene Kam (Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) seeks her third top-10 finish at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational. Kam finished fifth at last year's tournament. She is a two-time All-RMAC selection.

Orakorn Thirayatorn (Sr., Meang Khonkaen, Thailand) rounds out the Pack's quartet of seniors. Thirayatorn was named Second Team All-RMAC Tournament in 2017-18. She averaged 78.1 strokes per round last season.

Amy Sutheran (Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom) joins the Pack for her freshman season. Sutheran won a county competition, the Durham Ladies Juniors Clement Trophy, with a 76.

The Field:

The Pack will compete against Adams State University, Black Hills State University, Chadron State College, Colorado Mesa University, Dodge City Community College, Fort Lewis College, Lubbock Christian University, Metro State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

The Course:

Pueblo Country Club's course spans 6,000 yards and par stands at 71. Players will have to contend with bunkers on every hole of this course, designed by Henry Hughes. Four styles of trees line the fairways of this course with rolling hills along the way.  

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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