Bemidji State completes 2010 NCAA Super Regional play in 18th place
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Bemidji State completes 2010 NCAA Super Regional play in 18th place
PALM DESERT, Calif. (The Classic Club) -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team posted a 314 (+26) in the final round of the 2010 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf West/Central Super Regional Wednesday at the par-72, 7,100-yard Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. to finish in 18th place overall.  The Beavers wrapped up the competition with a total of 315-310-314--939 (+75).

BSU, which completed the event 77 strokes off the lead in the three-day, 54-hole championship, was led by Jim Foss (Jr., Roseau, Minn.).  The junior wound up locked in a tie for 58th place individually at 14-over-par (75-78-77--230). Bemidji, Minn. native Chris Curb (Fr.) finished two strokes back in 65th (77-77-78--232; +16), while one shot separated Casey Hill (So., Virginia, Minn.), who carded a championship total of 81-77-84--242 (+26) and Josh Dale (Sr., Cross, Lake, Minn.), who posted a 82-86-75--243 (+27), to finish 96th and 98th respectively. Ben Moen (Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) rounded out the BSU quintet tied for 106th with a 86-78-87--251 (+35).

Defending national champion Sonoma State University took a huge step towards defending its team title posting a five-under-par 283 on the final day of competition to capture the West/Central Super Regional Championship.  The No. 20 Seawolves fired a three-round total 862 (-1) to finish 18 strokes ahead of Western New Mexico University in second (880; +16). No. 6 Cal State University-Stanislaus started the day tied for fifth at 18-over par, but turned in a one-under 287 in the final round to slide into third at 881 (+17). No. 21 Cal State University-Monterey Bay finished the tournament at 887 (+23) in a tie for fourth with No. 5 Chico State University.  

Each of the top five teams advance to the 2010 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship to be held May 17-21 at Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.    

Sonoma State’s Janssen Todd fired a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to move to two-under for the tournament and solidify his grip on the individual title. Todd carded matching 72s in the first and second rounds before posting birdies on the 14th and 16th holes of the final round to finish with 214 (-2). Trevor Blair and Brandon Taylor of Cal State Stanislaus, along with Sonoma State’s Ryan Carter all finished tied for second with 216 (E).

The conclusion of the 54-hole West/Central Super Regional draws the curtain on the 2009-10 Bemidji State men’s golf season.  In addition to the super regional berth, the Beavers placed second at the NSIC championship, had three players earn All-NSIC honors and captured low team honors in five of the 12 events in which they competed.