BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State men’s basketball program and former student-athletes Dan Christenson and John Phillips are hosting the Fifth Annual Bemidji State Men’s Basketball Alumni and Friends Golf Outing on Friday, July 26 at the Blueberry Pines Golf Club in Menahga, Minn. The cost for the 2-person scramble is $100 per golfer with all proceeds directly benefiting the BSU basketball program.
The registration fee covers 18 holes of golf, a cart with GPS, dinner and a gift. Registration is available for singles, pairs and foursomes and the registration deadline is Friday, July 19. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with shotgun start at 11 a.m.
A $50 donation is being accepted for non-golfers that would like to attend the dinner and reception following the golf event. The reception is scheduled to begin at approximately 4 p.m.
To register, go to www.bsubeavers.com/mbasketball and download a copy of the golf outing brochure in the news and notes section and fill out the registration form.
More information and directions to Blueberry Pines Golf Course can be found at www.blueberrypinesgolf.com.
For more information, contact:
Dan Christenson - (218) 209-1290
John Phillips - (320) 808-7432
Jake Bluhm - (218) 755-2827
5th Annual BSU Basketball Alumni and Friends Golf Outing
Date: Friday, July 26
Place: Blueberry Pines Golf Course off Hwy 71 in Menahga, Minn.
Cost: $100 with all proceeds going back to BSU Basketball; includes 18 holes of golf, cart with GPS, lunch and a gift.
Time: 10 a.m. registration - 11 a.m. tee off
Registration deadline: Friday, July 19
Format: 18 holes, 2-person scramble, registration available for singles, pairs or foursomes
The Beavers posted an 18-12 overall record in 2012-13 to rank fifth all-time in wins in the 91-year history of the program. After losing its head coach, the nation's player of the year and an all-region point guard, the expectations of BSU from outsiders was dim. The league coaches pegged the Beavers to finish tied for 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Bemidji State proved it was worthy to battle in one of the nation's toughest conferences and finished the 22-game league schedule with a 13-9 mark to finish as the No. 3 seed in the NSIC North. Head coach Mike Boschee set the BSU record for most wins by a first-year head coach, as the Beavers made a run to the NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament Championship – their first-ever run to the championship game. Bemidji State fell to No. 7 Minnesota State University, Mankato, 73-68 in the contest to fall just short of an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Region Tournament.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).