ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Led by an even-par 72 from John Hafdal (Fr., Prior Lake, Minn.), the Bemidji State University golf team posted a 300 (+12) at the par-72, 6,924-yard Territories Golf Club Monday and held on to finish tied for second place at the St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Husky Classic.
Bemidji State finished with a 36-hole team score of 303-300--603 (+27) tying Minnesota State University, Mankato (305-298--603) for second as both were 23 shots off the pace set by the hosting St. Cloud State team (288-292--580 (+4)).
Hafdal bounced back from a rough opening round (78, +6) to fire the Beavers’ low round Monday and finish tied for 14th with 150 (+6). Danny Menton (Sr., Hutchinson, Minn.) was one stoke back locked in a tie for 16th place (75-76--151 (+7)) and Casey Hill (Jr., Virginia, Minn.) finished tied for 20th after carding 75-77--152 (+8), while Matt Haugstad (Sr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) accounted for BSU’s fourth score finishing 10-over-par (75-79--154) to tie for 30th place.
St. Cloud State’s Billy Barnhart and Levi Smith of the University of Sioux Falls turned in matching 71-71--142 scorecards to complete the event at two-under-par and share individual medallist honors.
Bemidji State’s second team recorded a total of 320-313--633 (+57) to take 11th overall.
Freshman Nathan Brown (Binbrook, Ontario) led the team finishing tied for 26th individually at nine-over-par (78-75--153)
Next, the Bemidji State men’s golf team is off to Wild Horse Golf Course in Gothenburg, Neb. to compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Crossover. The event will take place Sept. 25-26.