Bemidji State men’s golf voted to finish fifth in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Bemidji State men’s golf voted to finish fifth in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Friday, August 25, 2017
Bemidji State men’s golf voted to finish fifth in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The Bemidji State University men’s golf team was voted to finish fifth in the 2017 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll while sophomore Brennan Hockman was tabbed as the Beavers’ NSIC Preseason Golfer to Watch.

The Beavers received 49 points in the poll including one first-place vote to finish fifth in the poll while Winona State University received five first-place votes to finish atop the list with 77 points. Minnesota State University, Mankato finished a close second with 74 points and four first-place votes while Minot State University, St. Cloud State University and BSU close out the top five, respectively.

Hockman, a native of Kingwood, Texas, returns to the Beaver squad for his sophomore season in 2017-18. Hockman did not see official tournament action during his freshman season but is a District Champion in his home state of Texas as well as recently qualifying for the 2017 Birchmont Men’s Championship Flight qualifier.

Augustana's Parker Klitzke was voted by the league coaches at the NSIC Men's Golf Preseason Golfer of the Year.  Along with being the 2017 NSIC Golfer of the Year, Klitzke earned first team All-NSIC honors as well as being named to the NSIC all-tournament team.

The Beavers open the fall season with two tournaments during the weekend of Sept. 9-12. BSU starts by competing at the Wildflower Cobber Invite Sept. 9-10 followed by hosting the BSU Invitational Sept. 11-12 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.

NSIC Men's Golf Preseason Coaches' Poll

Points

1.

Winona State (5)

77

2.

Minnesota State (4)

74

3.

Minot State

55

4.

St. Cloud State

51

5.

Bemidji State (1)

49

6.

Augustana

47

7.

Upper Iowa

33

8.

Concordia-St. Paul

29

9.

Sioux Falls

25

10.

Minnesota Crookston

10

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).

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