Apr 11, 2014 10:53 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 11, 2014) - After claiming his first NCAA tournament win against a loaded field, Colorado State University-Pueblo senior Alex Tiong (Sarawak, Malaysia) was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Men's Golfer of the Week, it was announced Thursday.
At the Mustang Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday in Goodyear, Ariz., Tiong posted a 54-hole score of 8-under par 208 before winning individual medalist honors with a birdie on the first playoff hole. The 3-round total was the best of his Pack career and was highlighted by Tuesday's third and final round score of 67 (-5), which matched his career best.
He made 14 birdies throughout the tournament, equal to second most in the 100-player field.
Tiong led the Pack to a ninth place finish in the 20-team tournament that included eleven regionally ranked teams from the NCAA Division II South Central and West regions.
Tiong is the first Pack men's golfer to earn the RMAC honor this season and will help lead the ThunderWolves into action at their only home tournament of the spring on Monday and Tuesday. The Pack are hosting 10 other teams in the Wolf Pack Invitational, which will be played at Walking Stick Golf Course. Shotgun starts are slated for 8:30 a.m. on both days.