BSU completes fall portion of NSIC Championship in 10th
Sunday, October 3, 2010
BSU completes fall portion of NSIC Championship in 10th
HUDSON, Wis. (Troy Burne Golf Club) -- Despite trimming five strokes from its round one team total, the Bemidji State University men’s golf team failed to make any headway on the leader board slipping to 10th place after 36 holes of the 2010-11 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championship.  

The BSU squad of Justin Johnson (Jr., Roseau, Minn.), Jordan Priem (So., Long Prairie, Minn.), Chris Curb (So., Bemidji, Minn.), Danny Menton (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) and captain Jim Foss (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) carded a 319 (+35) at the 6,774-yard, par-71 Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. Sunday, to finish the fall portion of the 90-hole championship with 324-319--643 (+75).  

The unique conference tournament is comprised of five 18-hole rounds spread over six months. The first two rounds were set at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wis. this week, while the final three rounds are scheduled for April 8-10, 2011 at The Jewel Golf Course in Lake City, Minn.

Johnson (79-80--159), BSU’s first-round leader, and Priem (81-78--159), who shot a BSU second day low of 78,  finished the second round of play at 17-over-par to lead the Beavers and to match three others for 23rd place individually. Curb also carded a 78 (+7) on day two and finished just one shot back (82-78--160, +18) tied for 28th.  Menton sits in 41st with 82-83--165 (+23), while Foss rounded out the team alone in 48th after turning in 85-83--168 to finish the weekend 26 over par.

Minnesota State University, Mankato fired a round two low team total of 294 (+10) to squeak past St. Cloud State University (302-298--600, +32), which led the championship after day one, to sit atop the leader board and hold a one-shot lead after two rounds with 305-294--599 (+31).

St. Cloud State’s Beau Anderson and Adam Fields of Wayne State College (Neb.) share the lead after the first 36 holes of the championship at one-over-par with matching scores of 143.

The Bemidji State men’s golf team will wrap up its fall season next weekend as it participates in the 54-hole Twin Cities Classic.  Saturday the team will be at Elk River Country Club and Sunday the event moves to the Links and Norfolk, before coming to an end after 18 holes at the Wayzata Country Club.