PUEBLO, Colo. (March 23, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf team will host the Pack Spring Invite March 25-26 at Walking Stick Golf Course. A 9 a.m. shotgun start is scheduled for both Sunday and Monday with the teams playing 18 holes each day.
Teams participating this year are Adams State, Bethany College (Kan.), Chadron State, Colorado Christian, CSU-Pueblo, Dixie State, Dodge City CC, Fort Lewis (two teams), Midwestern State, Missouri Western, Texas-Permain Basin, UCCS and Western New Mexico.
Walking Stick will play as a 6,000-yard par-72 for the tournament. Fans are encouraged to come out to the course and cheer on the Pack, as the event is free and open to the public.
The ThunderWolves are the defending champions of the Pack Spring Invite after besting five other teams last year. CSU-Pueblo shot 316-314--630 (+54) to win by 23 stokes. The Pack's Jacquelyn Porman was the individual champion.
Junior Courtney Ewing (Pueblo West, Colo.) was third at the 2017 tournament, which has more than doubled in size with 14 teams competing in 2018. She leads the team this year with a 75.5 stroke average and has three top five finishes.
Junior Rachanok Rahulpan (Pathumthani, Thailand) has played in all six events this year with her top performance coming in the spring opener March 12-13 where she finished third at the Midwestern State Invitational. She went 75-79—154 (+10) to post her second top five finish this season. She has a 78.7 scoring average.
Orakorn Thirayatorn (Jr., Meang Khonkaen, Thailand) has a stroke average of 79.0 this season in 12 rounds. She has three top 20 finishes this season. Jolene Kam (Jr., Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) has a 79.8 stroke average this season and has her best finish at the fall home tournament at Pueblo Country Club. She was T-5th after shooing a 76-74--150 (+6) at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invite.
Freshman Kellsey Sample (Monument, Colo.) has stepped up this season with the role as the No. 5. She has a 81.6 stroke average and two top 25 finishes. She has shot a collegiate-best 79 on two occasions.
The ThunderWolves are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Midwestern State Invitational, which opened the spring season for the Pack. The team shot 320-324--644 (+68). CSU-Pueblo has four top five finishes this season, including a runner-up at its home tournament in the fall.
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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.