RAMSEY, Minn. (The Links at Norfolk) -- Bemidji State University junior Justin Johnson (Roseau, Minn.) turned in a three-over-par 75 at the par-72, 6,982-yard Links at Norfolk in Ramsey, Minn. Sunday and sits just one stroke off the lead with 68-75--143 (-1). The Beavers posted a 304 (+16) to head into the final round of the 54-hole 2010 Twin Cities Classic in sixth place.
At one-under par, Johnson’s 68-75--143 keeps him right on the heels of Carthage College’s Riley Bauman who leads the field after firing rounds of 74 (+2) and 68 (-4) to sit two-under-par with 142 heading into the final round.
Illinois Wesleyan College fired a 287 (-1) on day two of the event to leapfrog day one leader Carthage College (289 297 586; +10) and into first place 296-287--583; (+7). Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) foe St. Cloud State University sits just one shot back in third place with 290-297--587; (+11), Gustavus Adolphus College (306-289--595; +21) and Concordia College (Minn.) (302-298--600; +24) round out the top five.
In addition to Johnson, BSU’s Garrett Nelson (Jr., Baudette, Minn.) completed the first 36 holes tied for 20th place (74-75--149; +5), Danny Menton (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) is locked in a tie for 32nd place at 73-78--151 (+7) and Matthew Haugstad (Jr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Kevin Larson (Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) complete the team tied for 73rd with 159 (+14).
Bemidji State and the rest of the Twin Cities Classic field will be back in action tomorrow at 11 a.m. when they shift action to the Wayzata Country Club in Wayzata, Minn. for the final round.