PUEBLO, Colo. (March 28, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Golf defended its home turf Tuesday by winning the Pack Spring Invite at Walking Stick Golf Course. Jacquelyn Porman (Sr., Gilbert, Ariz.) was the top finisher at the event with a +4 (148) to win the individual championship.
After a leading first round score of 316 (+28) on day one, the Pack improved their team score on day two by two strokes with a 314 (+26). CSU-Pueblo posted the best score of the tournament on both days and beat their closest competition Metro State University Denver by 23 strokes 630-653.
The victory is the Pack's first tournament win since they won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship April 22, 2014. The ThunderWolves beat three other RMAC teams, topping the Roadrunners, Chadron State College, and Adams State University.
Porman followed up her day one +1, 73 with a +3, 75, on day two to record the top individual score of +4 (148), marking her best score of the season. She bested MSU Denver's Lindsay Gullickson by two strokes to claim the tournament victory.
The win was Porman's first in her Pack career. Porman now has finished in the top five in two of her past three tournaments. She took fourth in the RMAC's second fall tournament. Porman shot a +1 on par four for the tournament, better than any other golfer in the field.
All five Pack student-athletes finished in the top 16 of the 27 golfer field. Courtney Ewing (So., Pueblo West, Colo.) placed third at the Pack Spring Invite. Ewing came through on day two with a +2 (74), the third best round score of the tournament. With a +6 (78) on day one, Ewing finished with a +8 (152). Ewing has placed in the top five in both of home meets this season with a fourth place finish at Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational. Ewing led all scorers with a +1 mark on par threes.
Jolene Kam (So., Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) finished in a tie for eighth in the tournament with a +21 (165). Kam's score did not count for the Pack on day two with a + 14 (86). Kam's first day score of +7 (79) was the sixth best round of the tournament.
Competing in her first tournament of the spring, Tori Goodman (So., Peyton, Colo.) shot a +9 (81) on day two. Goodman placed 11th overall with a +23 (167).
Freshman Gabby Segura (Kingwood, Texas) posted a counting score of +12 (84) on day two. She ranked 16th with a total score of 172 (+28). Segura's two-day total was the best of her young Pack career.
After earning their first tournament win in three years, the Pack will hit the road next Monday and Tuesday when they compete at the West Texas Desert Invite. This tournament will be held at Ventana Canyon Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.
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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.