Apr 15, 2014 9:40 PM by Jordan Mason
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 15, 2014) - Led by individual champion Leina Kim (So., Saipan, CNMI), the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf team posted a second round team score of 307 to win the 2-day, 36-hole Wolf Pack Invitational at Elmwood Golf Course in come-from-behind fashion by 10 shots over Monday night leader Western New Mexico.
Kim also came from one shot down to win by a wide 6-shot margin as she posted a 1-over par 71, the best round of the day, to finish with a 36-hole total of 147 (+7).
The victory was her third individual title of the season.
The Pack's team victory was their fourth of the campaign and came with a 36-hole total of 621, easily their best of the spring portion of the season.
A total of nine teams, including eight RMAC squads, were in attendance at what was a good preview of next week's RMAC Championships, when the Pack will be gunning for their second conference crown in the last three years.
Kim was in a tie for second place after Monday's 76 but carded two more birdies to win by six shots over Regis' Nicole Hulbert, the overnight leader, and Metro State's Nathalie Gallacher, who finished with 36-hole totals of 153 (+13). Hulbert posted a 78 on Tuesday following her Monday-leading 75 while Gallacher posted a 73, the second best round of the day, to follow up her Monday score of 80.
The Pack also had two other rounds in the 70's on Tuesday as Julie Sanchez (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) posted a 76 to finish in a fourth place tie at 155 (+15) while Domi DiNallo (Sr., Elephant Butte, N.M.) carded a 77 on Tuesday to finish in a ninth place tie at 159 (+19). Both now have two top-10 finishes this season
Senior Michaela Breit (Greeley, Colo.) tied for 11th at 160 (+20) after she followed up her Monday round of 77 with a Tuesday score of 83. Meanwhile, Katie Maglia (So., Pueblo, Colo.) rounded out the team-scoring effort finishing 36th at 178 (+38), her best tournament score of the season.
The ThunderWolves also had three individuals competing in Danielle DuPont (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Natasha Navarro (Fr., San Antonio, Texas) and Lauryn Huske-Davies (Jr., Topeka, Kan.). DuPont tied for 33rd after her Tuesday score of 89 and a 2-day total of 174 (+34) while Navarro posted an 88 on Tuesday to take 35th place with a 36-hole score of 175 (+35). Both players set season-best 36-hole scores.
Huske-Davies finished 40th at 186 (+46) after carding a 96 on Tuesday.