Nelson's 76 leads BSU in day one of WSC Spring Invite
Friday, April 1, 2011
Nelson's 76 leads BSU in day one of WSC Spring Invite
WAYNE, Neb. (Wayne Country Club) -- Garrett Nelson’s (Jr., Baudette, Minn.) four-over-par 76 led the Bemidji State University men’s golf team to third place in the opening round of the Wayne State Spring Invitational Friday at the 6,407-yard, par-72 Wayne Country Club in Wayne, Neb.

Nelson’s 76 (+4) locked the junior into a tie for fourth individually and was just three stroke off the pace set by a pair of Wayne State College golfers Adam Fields and Tyler DeJong who each carded 73 (+1) on day one of the two-day event.

Turning in the three lowest rounds of the day, the hosting Wildcats took a commanding lead in the spring opener. WSC finished took a 19-stroke lead after the first day of competition totalling 298 (+10).  University of Minnesota, Crookston sits second with a two-stroke edge over the BSU squad at 317 (+29).  The Beavers carded a team total of 319 (+31) to hold  down third place.

In addition to Nelson, BSU’s Justin Johnson (Jr., Roseau, Minn.) recorded an 78 (+6) to tie for eighth place, while Danny Menton (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) is tied for 19th at ten-over-par (82) and Matt Haugstad (Jr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) is tied for 23rd with 83 (+11).  Senior captain Jim Foss (Roseau, Minn.) rounds out the team in 30th place with 87 (+15).

Tee times for the final 18 holes of the Wayne State Spring Invitational will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Wayne Country Club.