NSIC teams struggle in first day of NSIC/RMAC Crossover
Monday, September 27, 2010
NSIC teams struggle in first day of NSIC/RMAC Crossover

GOTHENBURG, Neb. (Wild Horse Golf Club) -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team is in Gothenburg, Neb. this week to participate in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference crossover.  

Led by Jim Foss (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) and Danny Menton (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) the Beavers finished the first two round of the event in 19th place with a 36-hole total of 308-315--623 (+47).  Foss was six-over-par on day one (77-73--150) to settle into a tie with teammate Menton (76-74-150) for 34th place individually.

In a field featuring many of the teams that will qualify of the NCAA Tournament’s Super Regional, Fort Lewis College holds a ten-stroke lead over the rest of the field after turning in team scores of 292-277--569 to finish the first day of action as the only squad to finish under par (-7).  Western New Mexico State University sits second with 294-285--579 (+3), while the top NSIC team, St. Cloud State University, wound up in sixth place at 18-over-par (294-300--594).  

RMAC teams head into the final day of the event holding down seven of the top ten team positions.

St. Cloud State’s Gordy Diekman enter’s day two as the favorite for medallist honors after firing scores of 69 and 70 Sunday to finish with 139 (-5) on the par-72, 6,670 Wild Horse Golf Club.  He holds a two-shot lead over the rest of the field.

The Beavers and the rest of the NSIC/RMAC Crossover field are back in action today at Wild Horse Golf Club for the final round of the event.