Men’s Golf begins NSIC Championship in Kansas City

Men’s Golf begins NSIC Championship in Kansas City
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Men’s Golf begins NSIC Championship in Kansas City

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Postseason play kicks off for the Bemidji State University men’s golf team this weekend as the Beavers are set to compete at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Golf Championship Thursday-Saturday. The 54-hole championship will take place at the Shoal Creek Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo., with 9 a.m., tee times on Thursday and Friday followed by a 9 a.m., shotgun start on Saturday.

Live scoring for the tournament can be found here.

Bemidji State previously competed at the Shoal Creek Golf Course April 5-6 for the NSIC Preview and totaled a team score of 607 (307-300) in two rounds to place eighth overall. Of NSIC teams competing at the event, the Beavers finished fourth behind Winona State University (278-299=577), University of Sioux Falls (297-293=590), Concordia University-St. Paul (297-298=595) and Upper Iowa University (298-300=598). The Beavers were led by sophomore Tanner Sperling who carded a career-low 145 (74-71) to tie for 10th individually.

This season, the Beavers are led by reigning NSIC Newcomer of the Year and 2018 NCAA Super Regional Qualifier sophomore Ian Mackenzie-Olson who has a scoring average of 74.9 in 19 rounds this season and has posted five top-20, four top-10 and one top-five finish. He is followed by junior Chris Swenson and Sperling who each have 76.6 scoring averages. Junior Brennan Hockman and sophomore Brandon Nelson follow closely with 77.6 and 77.7 scoring averages, respectively.

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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).