GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- Led by the duo of Casey Hill (Sr., Virginia, Minn.) and Danny Menton (Sr., Hutchinson, Minn.) at eight-over-par, the Bemidji State University men’s golf team placed 16th among the field of 20 teams at the 2011 NSIC/RMAC Crossover Sept. 25-26.
The 54-hole event was played at the par-72 6,955-yard Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg, Neb. Sunday the teams played two 18-hole rounds, followed by an 18-hole championship round Monday.
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs captured the team title turning in rounds of 290, 289 and 283 to finish as the only team under par at -2 (862). UCCS led second place Colorado School of Mines (296-290-289--875 (+11)) and the rest of the field by 13 shots.
Jim Knous of Colorado School of Mines was the individual medallist. Knous was one of three players to completed the event under par firing a 54-hole total of 75-68-69--212 (-4)).
In addition to Hill and Menton’s matching scores of 224 (+8) to tie for 23rd, BSU’s Matthew Haugstad (Sr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) finished in 75th (78-75-86--239 (+23), Nathan Brown (Fr., Binbrook, Ontario) turned in a 84-77-83--244 (+28) to finished tied for 91st and Andrew Benson (Fr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) carded a 88-83-79--250 (+34) to hold down the 97th spot.
Next, the Bemidji State men’s golf team is off to Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wis. to compete in the fall portion of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship. The event will take place Oct. 1-2.