LAKE ELMO, Minn. (Tartan Park GC) – Sophomores Kelly Blair (International Falls, Minn.) and Paige Tompkins (Milnor, N.D.) each carded career-best scoresSunday to lead the Bemidji State University women's golf team in the first round of the Holiday Inn & Suites/Lake Elmo Classic. The Beavers carded a team total of 347 (+60) at Tartan Park Golf Club to sit 12th with 18 holes to play.
Blair’s 11-over-par 83 paced the BSU contingent and left her tied for 31st individually, while Olivia Knutson (So., Hatton, N.D.) was one stoke back (84) tied for 38th.
Central Oklahoma University’s Bethany Darrough fired a one-over-par 73 Sunday to hold a one-shot lead over the rest of the field for medalist honors heading into the second round of play. Her Broncos also own an 18-stroke advantage over Augustana College (319) for low team honors. COU finished with a 301 (+13).
The Beavers and the rest of the 15-team field will open round two play tomorrow at 6,019-yard Tartan Park Golf Club beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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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).