NMJC Men's Golf Opens Fall Season

NMJC Men's Golf Opens Fall Season

The NMJC men's golf team opened their 2016 fall campaign yesterday at the Samuel Proal Wolfpack Invitational in Pueblo, Colorado. The tournament is hosted by Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Walking Stick Golf Course.  

The Tbirds shot an opening round 297 (+9) team total, which was good for 4th place overall.  The Thunderbirds were led by Freshman Ryan Cox, who opened his college golf career with a smooth (73). Following close behind were sophomores Fraser Hughes (74), Ben Tucker (74), Michael Garcia (76) and Peter Johns (81).  The Tbirds trailed host CSU-Pueblo by 5 shots after the opening 18 holes. 

The Thunderbirds rallied during the afternoon round, shooting a tournament low 286 (-2) team total.  The Tbirds were led by Ben Tucker who fired a beautiful (-3) 69, which was the low round of the day.  Ryan Cox and Fraser Hughes both shot (-1) 71's, while Peter Johns added a (+3) 75, and Michael Garcia shot (+6) 78.  The Tbirds jumped into 2nd place overall, 4 shots back of CSU-Pueblo.  

The Thunderbirds have 3 players in the top 10 individually. Ben Tucker is tied for 4th, Ryan Cox tied for 6th and Fraser Hughes in a tie for 8th.  Play resumes today at 8:30am from Walking Stick Golf course.