MORAVIA, Iowa (The Preserve at Rathburn Lake) -- The Bemidji State University women's golf team opened the spring portion of its 2012-13 schedule with a ninth-place finish at the Upper Iowa University Spring Invitational.
Do to unseasonal weather conditions in the Fayette, Iowa area, tournament officials moved the event three hours south to Moravia, Iowa and the gamble paid off. Teams were treated to temperatures in the low- to mid-70s, sun and good course playing conditions at the 5,826-yard Preserve at Rathburn Lake.
Bemidji State was led by Olivia Knutson (Fr., Hatton, N.D.), who posted an 82-81—163 to finish 30th individually, while the Beavers’ 341-388—679 (+103) was 96 stokes off the pace set by individual team champion Augustana College (293-296—589 (+13)).
The Beavers are scheduled to continue play this spring with an April 13-14 36-hole event in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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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).