Beavers finish 12th at RMAC Championship
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Beavers finish 12th at RMAC Championship
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (Wigwam Resort) -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team put the wraps on the 2010-11 regular season Monday competing the in the final round of the 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Championship at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Needing an outstanding performance and a little luck with the NCAA Championship committee to reach the postseason, the Beavers finished 12th, almost certainly falling short of extending the 2010-11 campaign.

Twelfth after two rounds on the opening day of competition at 20-over-par (303-293--596), the Beavers carded a 297 (+9) Monday.  Although BSU made up some ground on Colorado Christian University in 11th place, it was not enough to move up the championship standings leaving the Beavers in 12th overall at 303-293-297--893 (+29).

Colorado State University-Pueblo earned top team honors using a blistering 272 (-16) on the final day to leapfrog out of a tie for third with Colorado School of Mines and into the top spot on the leaderboard with a 285-278-272--835 (-29).  Fort Lewis College finished as the event’s runner-up posting 54-hole score of 280-281-280--841 (-23), while the School of Mines took third among the red-hot field at 279-284-287--850 (-14).

The University of Minnesota, Crookston completed the event at 18-over-par (294-293-301--882) to lead the top Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) contingent, while Wayne State College (Neb.) finished tied for ninth with 294-285-307--886 (+22).

Bemidji State was led by Tyler Hill (Jr., Virginia, Minn.), who posted a two-under-par, 70 Monday, finishing 24th at two-over-par (76-72-70--218).  Chris Curb (So., Bemidji, Minn.) finished tied for 40th at nine-over-par (78-74-73--225), while  Casey Hill (Jr., Virginia, Minn.) rounded out the Beavers team score with 78-74-75--227 (+11) to sit tied for 46th and Justin Johnson (Jr., Roseau, Minn.) took 58th place individually after turning in a three-round total of 86-82-79--237 (+21).

The RMAC Championship brings the Bemidji State men’s golf team’s 2010-11 campaign to a close.  Failing to make postseason play this spring marks the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Beavers have not extended their season with NCAA Division II Super Regional play.

Note:  There were two errors in the results distributed by the RMAC Monday.  Par was listed at 73, when it was actually 72 for all three rounds of the event.  Also, BSU’s Tyler Hill was listed as Tyler Haaland.  Haaland did not compete in the event.  Changes are reflected in the results below.