PUEBLO, Colo. (September 3, 2018) – Orakorn Thirayatorn and Colorado State University – Pueblo Women's Golf lead the field after 18 holes at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational at the Pueblo Country Club.
The ThunderWolves finished day one with a six-stroke lead. They collectively shot a +16 (304), placing them six strokes ahead of preseason Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference favorite University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Thirayatorn (Sr., Mean Khonkaen, Thailand) carded a -1 (71). She was the only player to finish under par. Thirayatorn holds a two-stroke edge on the second place golfer and leads all but one golfer by five strokes. The -1 and the 71 are both the best round score of Thirayatorn's Pack career.
Seven also eagled the 12th hole. She is the only golfer in the field to sink an eagle. Thirayatorn leads the field with a -2 score on par 5 holes.
Jolene Kam (Sr., Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) sits in a tie for third after day one. She shot a +4 (76). Kam played the first 12 holes at even par. She is a tournament-best -2 on par 3s.
Senior Courtney Ewing (Pueblo West, Colo.) finished day one in a tie for fifth. Ewing shot a +5 (77). She will look for her third career top five finish at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational Tuesday.
Freshman Amy Sutheran (Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom) counted her score in his first collegiate tournament with the Pack. Sutheran finished the day with +8 (80). She sits in 18th place.
Rachanok Rahulpan (Sr., Pathumthani, Thailand) is tied for 23rd after day one. Rahulpan shot a +10 (82).
The ThunderWolves will look to win the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational Tuesday when they play their final 18 holes at the Pueblo Country Club. They will tee off at 9 a.m.
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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