LAKE CITY, Minn. (The Jewel Golf Club) -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team carded a 21-over-par 305 Sunday at the par-71, 6,539-yard Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minn. to claim seventh place 2010-11 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship. The team, which was led by a 14th-place performance by sophomore Chris Curb (Bemidji, Minn.), completed the 90-hole conference tournament with a team total of 1,556 (+136).
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. Oct. 2-3, 2010, while this weekend’s final three rounds are scheduled for the par-71, 6,539-yard Jewel Golf Club.
Defending NSIC Champion Minnesota State University, Mankato turned in a final day low round of 292 (+8) to rally from three strokes back and move past the fourth round leader St. Cloud State University (1,511/+91). The Mavericks claimed an 11-stroke victory over second place Wayne State College (1508/+88), while SCSU finished third.
Wayne State’s Adam Fields finished play Sunday at one-over-par (356) after a low round 71 (E) on the final day. He finished the championship atop the leader board with a four-shot cushion over Minnesota State’s Kyle Bahe (360/+5) and the rest of the championship field.
Fields and Bahe were joined on the NSIC Championship All-Tournament team by Upper Iowa University’s Jon Anderson (373/+18), WSC’s Jake Hirz (373/+18) and Jon Blazek from University of Minnesota, Crookston (374/+19).
In addition to Curb’s in 14th place performance, the Beavers had two other golfers participating in the individual portion of the event. Sophomore Justin Johnson (Jr., Roseau, Minn.) and senior captain Jim Foss (Roseau, Minn.) finished 33rd and 34th, respectively shooting 403 (+48) and 406 (+51).
The Beavers are back in action April 18-19, when they travel to Phoenix, Ariz. to compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship. The 36-hole event is slated to be played at The Wigwam Golf Resort.