CHANDLER, Ariz. (April 24, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf team finished tied for second at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships following the final round Tuesday at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona. Junior Courtney Ewing (Pueblo West, Colo.) finished tied for fifth.
The ThunderWolves shot 305-307-305--917 (+53) to tie with Colorado Mesa University. University of Colorado Colorado Springs shot a 893 (+29) to win the tournament and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA regional.
The Pack totaled 167 pars to lead the field of 11 teams. The squad totaled 21 birdies to sit third and tied for second in Par 3 scoring at +24.
Ewing tied for fifth after posting scores of 73-74-78--225 to finish nine-over. She finished even in Par 5 scoring to lead the team and rank tied for the third best in the field. Ewing was five-over on Par 4's to record the fourth best effort in the field. The junior led the team with seven birdies in the three rounds.
Freshman Kellsey Sample (Monument, Colo.) shot 73 Tuesday to tie for the team's best round of the tournament and tie her top round of the season. She totaled four birdies in her final round and finished the tournament T-24th (83-86-73--242, +26).
Juniors Orakorn Thirayatorn (Meang Khonkaen, Thailand) and Jolene Kam (Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia) had identical scores in each round of the tournament and shot 76-78-77--231 (+15). The two got there in different ways, as Kam was +1 in Par 3 scoring to rank tied for third in the field, while Thirayatorn tied Ewing in Par 4 scoring at +5. Kam led the field with 38 pars, while Thirayatorn tied for second with 37 pars.
Rachanok Rahulpan (Jr., Pathumthani, Thailand) shot 80-77-79--236 (+20) for the tournament. She finished +2 in Par 5 scoring.
In 2017-18 the Pack gathered six top five finishes in nine tournaments. The ThunderWolves were just outside the top 14 in the last regional rankings. The top 12 teams advance to the regional.
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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.