BSU women to begin NSIC Championship play
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women's golf team is set to open the 2008 spring season tomorrow when it hits the course for the 2007-08 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Golf Championship at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton, S.D.

The BSU contingent has tee times at eight-minute intervals beginning at 9:50 a.m. through 10:14 a.m. when the Beavers' fourth participant will tackle the course.

Originally slated for April 12-13 the final 36 holes of the event was been moved to thie end of this week due to poor weather and soggy course conditions in the Yankton area.

The unique 72-hole championship is played as a combination of two 36-hole events. The first half of the championship was played Oct. 5-6 at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, Minn. with the final two rounds pushed back to this week.

Upper Iowa University holds a 36-stroke lead over the rest of the field heading into the final two rounds of play. The Peacocks are led by Rachael Schmidt who carded scores of 77 and 71 (148) to grab a six-stroke lead over Winona State University’s Megan Placko (76-78--154) and hold the individual lead.

Bemidji State did not register a team score during the fall portion of the event due to lack of participation. In order to submit a team score, at least four individual scores are needed. Because the first two rounds were missed, the Beavers will not be eligible for the team competition this week.

Jenna Schurman (Jr., Sauk Centre) paced the Beavers in the tournament carding a two-round total of 87-84--171 to enter the back half of the championship in 14th place.

Women’s Fall Championship Round Results
Team

1. Upper Iowa - 322-303--625
2. Concordia-St. Paul - 322-339--661
3. Winona State - 336-339--665
4. SW Minnesota State - 338-343--681
5. Wayne State (Neb.) - 374-360--734
6. MSU-Moorhead - 370-370--740
7. Minnesota, Crookston - 412-395--807
8. Northern State - 541-476--1,017

Individual top 15
1. Rachael Schmidt - Upper Iowa 77-71--148 (+4)
2. Megan Placko - Winona State 76-78--154 (+10)
t-3. Rochelle Schmidt - Upper Iowa 84-74--158 (+14)
t-3. Laura Taylor - Upper Iowa 79-79--158 (+14)
t-3. Carley Paulseth - Concordia-St. Paul 78-80--158 (+14)
6, Jacquelyn Hauser - Concordia-St. Paul 75-85--160 (+16)
7. Tara Christensen - Winona State 81-80--161 (+17)
t-8. Abby Oakland - SW Minnesota State 83-82--165 (+21)
t-8. Jill Preeshl - Upper Iowa 86-79--165 (+21)
10. Chelsey Ouren - MSU-Moorhead 80-86--166 (+22)
11. Lindsey Holien - Upper Iowa 82-85--167 (+23)
12. Molly Noser - Concordia-St. Paul 86-83--169 (+25)
13. Melissa Lackas - SW Minnesota State 83-87--170 (+26)
14. Jenna Schurman - Bemidji State 87-84--171 (+27)
15. Sarah Peterson - SW Minnesota State 84-89--173 (+29)

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