Beavers post third-place finish at SCSU Husky Classic
Monday, September 21, 2009

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (St. Cloud Country Club) -- Freshman Chris Curb (Bemidji, Minn.) paced the Bemidji State University men’s golf team to a third-place finish at the two-round, 15-team St. Cloud State University Husky Classic, held at the St. Cloud Country Club, Sept. 19 and 21. The Beavers posted an even 600 (294-306, +24) and trailed only Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foes, Minnesota State, 296-293--589 (+13) and St. Cloud State, 298-300--598 (+22). BSU owned a two-stroke lead on MSU after day one and led the tournament.

The closest team to BSU was Wayne State (Neb.), posting a 309-301--610 (+34). SCSU’s second team, black, rounded-out the top five with a 307-308--615 (+39). SCSU’s Evan Peters won the event with a one-over, 72-73--145.

Curb, the reigning NSIC Co-Men’s Golfer of the Week, was just three-over, with a score of 70-77--147, finishing in a tie for third. His round of 70 on day one was the fifth-consecutive round under par. Also contributing for BSU was freshman Ben Moen (Bemidji, Minn.), who shot 73-76--149 (+5) and finished 10th. Junior Jim Foss (Roseau, Minn.) (76-76--152) and sophomore Casey Hill (Virginia, Minn.) (75-77--156) both tied for 16th at +8.

Bemidji State’s second team finished ninth, posting a 308-315--623 (+47). They were led by sophomore Justin Johnson (Roseau, Minn.), who finished in a tie for 31st, shooting a 75-80--155 for a 11-over-par tournament.

The next action for the men’s golf team is the St. Olaf Invitational, Sept. 26-27, in Cannon Falls, Minn. at the Summit Golf Course.

Rank Team Scores Total Par
1 Minnesota State - 296-293--589 (+13)
2 St. Cloud State University - 298-300--598 (+22)
3 Bemidji State University - 294-306--600 (+24)
4 Wayne State (Neb.) - 309-301--610 (+34)
5 St. Cloud State Black - 307-308--615 (+39)
6 Winona State - 308-309--617 (+41)
7 Augustana - 314-306--620 (+44)
8 Concordia University, St. Paul - 310-311--621 (+45)
9 Bemidji State 2 - 308-315--623 (+47)
10 Upper Iowa - 315-313--628 (+52)
11 Northern State - 316-315--631 (+55)
12 Minnesota, Crookston - 316-319--635 (+59)
13 Concordia University 2 - 322-321--643 (+67)
14 Minnesota, Crookston 2 - 325-323--648 (+72)
15 Minnesota-Morris - 330-331--661 (+85)

Bemidji State University - 294-306--600 (+24) 3rd
Curb, Chris - 70-77--147 (+3) t-3rd
Moen, Ben - 73-76--149 (+5) 10th
Foss, Jim - 76-76--152 (+8) t-16th
Hill, Casey - 75-77--152 (+8) t-16th
Nelson, Jesse - 78-78--156 (+12) t-35th

Bemidji State 2 - 308-315--623 (+47) 9th
Justin Johnson - 75-80--155 (+11) t-31st
Josh Dale - 78-78--156 (+12) t-35th
Jordan Priem - 76-81--157 (+13) t-40th
Dan Menton - 83-76--159 (+15) t-47th
Matt Haugstad - 79-84--163 (+19) t-67th

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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