October 28, 2011

Strong fall finish for ThunderWolves women's golf

PUEBLO, Colo. (Go.ThunderWolves.com- Oct. 28, 2011)-  CSU-Pueblo's women's golf team probably isn't happy that the fall portion of their season has come to an end.  By the conclusion of the ThunderWolves season, they had set a new team record twice, placed in the top 5 in four of their tournaments and received recognition on the national scene.

The Pack broke the school's Low Team Score record in back to back tournaments over the fall season. Playing in the Colorado Christian Invitational, the ThunderWolves found they had bettered the old mark of 327 by one stroke.  Taking the cue in to the Adams State Grizzly Invitational, the Pack found the groove and shattered the week old mark by four strokes, setting the new low to 322.

Never out of any tournament they entered, CSU-Pueblo tallied a 3rd and three 5th place finishes along the way.  The Pack earned their first top ten finish of the season at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, where they placed 3rd out of eight teams.

In probably their best performance of the fall season, the ThunderWolves raised their game and secured 5th in a field of 18 teams at the regional RMAC/Northern Sun Intercollegiate Crossover.  RMAC rival Colorado Mesa was the only team to finish ahead of the Pack.

Their consistency and gritty finishes has the ThunderWolves ranked 62nd in the nation according to GOLFSTAT.com.  This is the highest any CSU-Pueblo women's golf  team has ever been ranked.

Domi DiNallo (So., Elephant Butte, N.M.) will be the leader heading into the spring season for the Pack.  Her 81.25 stroke average is top on the team.  She had 3 top 20 finishes with her best being a 3rd at the Adams State Grizzly Invitational.  DiNallo also shot the Pack's lowest individual round of the season here, carding a 75 over the par-71 course.

Teammate  Michaela Breit (So., Greeley, Colo.) came out of the fall season with three top 20 finishes and an 83.5 stroke average. Breit had her highest finish at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a 3rd place

Bunched at the third spot are Julie Sanchez (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) and Haley Robinson (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.).  Both golfers' maintained a 85.5 stroke average this fall.

Sanchez posted 2 top 20 finishes in her first season for the Pack, one of them being an 8th place at the Chadron Eagle Invitational.

Robinson shot one of the two individual low rounds with her 79, also at the Grizzly Invitational.  She also secured two top 20 appearances for the Pack. 

Earning one more top 20 finish for the ThunderWolves was Trisha Vinci (So., Rye, Colo.).  Vinci completed her fall with an 86.12 stroke average over four tournaments.

When the spring season begins, these ThunderWolves should be ready to continue were they left off this fall, poised to move to the top of the RMAC.