Beaver men claim BSU Invite title
Monday, September 14, 2009

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Bemidji Town and Country Club) -- Sophomore Jesse Nelson (Pine River, Minn.) carded a four-under-par 68 on the final day of the BSU Invitational Monday to slide into second place individually (71-68--139) and pace the Bemidji State University men's golf team to a team title.

Nelson was one of three BSU golfers to finish the 36-hole tournament under par as Chris Curb (Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) and Jim Foss (Jr., Roseau, Minn.) posted a 70-71--141 and 71-71--142, respectively to finish fourth and fifth. The BSU squad cruised to a 12-stroke victory and its first BSU Invitational title since 2001.

After 18 holes, the Beavers held a slim one-stroke lead over the University of Manitoba, but saw its lead grow today due to being the only team to finish at par or better with a 286-286--572 (-4). Manitoba and St. John's University (Minn.) carded matching scores of 584 (+8) to tie for second place while Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) foe St. Cloud State University posted a 592 (+16) to round out the top four teams.

Medallist honors went to St. John's Dennis Granath, who posted a blistering 69-66--135 (-9) to run away with a five-shot victory.

Powered by 151 (+7) from Josh Dale (Sr., Pequot Lakes, Minn.) and freshman Jordan Priem, Bemidji State's other team took 11th. Priem recorded the shot of the day, registering a hole-in-one on the Bemidji Town and Country Club's par-three, 171-yard 14th.

The Beavers look to make it three tournament wins in a row this weekend as they travel to St. Cloud, Minn. to participate in the SCSU Invitational. Play begins Saturday at St. Cloud Country Club.

Town and Country Club.
60th Annual BSU Invitational - Final
Bemidji Town and Country Club; Bemidji, Minn.
Par 72, 6,535 yards

1. Bemidji State 1 - 286-286--572 (-4)
t2. Manitoba 1 - 287-297--584 (+8)
t2. Saint John’s Red - 291-293 (+8)
4. St. Cloud State 1 - 299-293--592 (+16)
5. Concordia-Moorhead 1 - 294-299--593 (+17)
6. Saint John’s Blue - 298-295--593 (+17)
7. Manitoba 2 - 297-299--596 (+20)
8. Minnesota State 1 - 295-302--597 (+21)
9. St. Cloud State 2 - 292310--602 (+26)
10. Minnesota State - 306-299--605 (+29)
11. Bemidji State 2 - 307-301--608 (+32)
12. Concordia-Moorhead 2 - 315-306--621 (+45)
13. Minnesota, Crookston 1 - 314-308--622 (+46)
14. Minnesota, Crookston 2 - 330-330--660 (+84)
15. Minnesota, Morris - 344-347--691 (+115)

Bemidji State 1 - 286-286--572 (-4)
2. Nelson, Jesse - 71-68--139 (-5)
4. Curb, Chris - 70-71--141 (-3)
5. Foss, Jim - 71-71--142 (-2)
t25. Hill, Casey - 74-76--150 (+6)
t45. Hansen, Aric# - 78-77--155 (+11)
t50. Moen, Ben - 74-82--156 (+12)
t62. Nelson, Garrett# - 77-85--162 (+18)
75. Duea, Nate# - 87-84--171 (+27)

Bemidji State 2 - 307-301--608 (+32)
t30. Priem, Jordan - 77-74--151 (+7)
t30. Dale, Josh - 78-73--151 (+7)
t41. Johnson, Justin - 79-75--154 (+10)
t45. Menton, Daniel - 73-82--155 (+11)
t59. Hougstad, Matt - 81-79--160 (+16)

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