McCann's 64 guides Pack into a share of the lead on Day two of the RMAC Championships

McCann's 64 guides Pack into a share of the lead on Day two of the RMAC Championships


CHANDLER, Ariz. (April 23, 2018) - Freshman Nathan McCann (Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland) shot a seven-under 64 on Day two of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships to guide the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf team to a share of the lead through 36 holes at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona.

The ThunderWolves shot an even par 284 to remain eight-under for the Championships. Regis University came back to the field after a +4 effort to sit tied with the Pack for the lead. No. 32 Colorado School of Mines went one-over for the day and sits just one stroke back at -7. CSU-Pueblo has 119 pars in the tournament to lead the field. The team's scoring average on the Par 4's is +1 to rank tied for first. 

The Pack begin teeing off at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday for the final round of the Championships. 

McCann totaled 12 pars, five birdies and an eagle on the par four, 340-yard fourth in his round of 64, which was the best of the day and second best round of the Championships. He is seven under for the tournament after a 71 Sunday to sit in a tie for second. The leader stands at -10. He is two-under on Par 3's for the tournament, which is tied for the lead in the field. His -3 effort on Par 4's is leading the Pack.

Junior Roy Carlsen (Arvada, Colo.) didn't score for the team Sunday, but battled back to a one-over 72 Monday. He had 14 pars, two birdies, a bogey and a double bogey in his round. He is tied for 24th at five-over for the Championships. Carlsen leads the team in Par 5 scoring at three-under. 

Junior Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart, Scotland) and freshman Sam Barthram (Weybridge, Surrey, UK) combined for five birdies, as both players shot a 74. Hughes sits in a tie for eighth at one-under for the championships, while Barthram is T-20th at +3. 

Senior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) was touting an even round through 15 with just one birdie and one bogey joining 13 pars. Unfortunately, he closed the round with a triple bogey, bogey and a double to finish with a six-over 77, which moved him to +2 for the tournament and sitting in a tie for 15th. His 25 pars for the Championships is a team-best that ranks tied for the third most in the field. 

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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.