COON RAPIDS, Minn. (Bunker Hills Golf Course) – The Bemidji State University junior Emily Larson finished 24th to lead the BSU women’s golf team to seventh place in the Minnesota State Invitational Sunday at the par-72, 5,883-yard Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn.
The Beavers carded a team total of 685 (340-345) to finish 109 over par and 59 strokes off the pace set by team champion and host Minnesota State University, Mankato (316-310—626) at +50.
BSU opened the event with a 340 Saturday, using its best round of the season to hold down fifth place, but dropped five strokes during Sunday’s finale round and saw University of Sioux Falls (345-338—683) and Jamestown College 344-340—684) jump over it in the final team standings.
Individually, Larson posted back-to-back rounds of 84 (+12) to finish at 24 over par and 17 strokes out of medalist position. BSU’s Mary Elmquist (85-86) and Katy Woelfel (86-85) posted matching scores of 171 at the 36-hole event to finish tied for 30th place.
Bemidji State will return to action April 23-24 when it travels to Morton, Minn. and Dacotah Ridge Golf Club for the spring portion of the 2015-16 NSIC Championships. Following 36 holes of play Oct. 10-11 at The Classic at Madden’s in Nisswa, Minn., the Beavers are eighth in the 12-team field. Elmquist carded rounds of 82 and 84 to sit 168 (82-86/+24), 16 shots out of medalist contention and lead BSU.
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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).