Foss leads Bemidji State in day one of RMAC Championship
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Foss leads Bemidji State in day one of RMAC Championship
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (Wigwam Resort) -- With the 2011 postseason on the line, Bemidji State University men’s golf team captain Jim Foss (Roseau, Minn.) turned in back-to-back rounds of 73 (+1) on first day of the 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) in Litchfield Park, Ariz. to lead the Beavers and sit tied for 31st place at 146 (+2).

The leaderboard after day one of the two-day affair was covered in red as 19 players posted scores under par after 36 holes.  The trio of Jim Knous of Colorado School of Mines, Wayne State College’s Adam Fields and Gavin Lyons of Fort Lewis College exhibited mastery of the par-72, 6,852-yard Wigwam Resort Golf Course sharing the day one lead at seven-under-par (137).

On the strength of matching scores of four-under-par (140) from its top four golfers, Chris Shoop, Brian Morfeld, Riley Andrews and Spencer Biersdorff, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs carded a blistering 16-under-par (560) to carry a one-stroke advantage into the final day of competition.  Fort Lewis College is in second place at 561 (-17) and Colorado School of Mines is third (563/-15).

Bemidji State turned in scores of 303 (+15) and 293 (+5) to finish the first day of competition at 20-over-par (596) in 12th place.

In addition to Foss, BSU’s Tyler Hill (Jr., Virginia, Minn.) recorded the low round of the day for the Beavers with an even, 72 on  his second round and finished tied for 40th place at 148 (+4).  Casey Hill (Jr., Virginia, Minn.) and Chris Curb (So., Bemidji, Minn.) each posted scores of 152 (+8) in 49th place and Justin Johnson (Jr., Roseau, Minn.) rounded out the Bemidji State contingent in 59th place at 158 (+14).

The Beavers and the rest of the field will complete the 2011 RMAC Men’s Golf Championship today.