Hafdal leads Beavers in day one of Missouri Western Invite; BSU tied for 15th
Monday, October 15, 2012
Hafdal leads Beavers in day one of Missouri Western Invite; BSU tied for 15th

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (St. Joseph CC) -- Bemidji State University sophomore John Hafdal (Prior Lake, Minn.) carded a five-over-par 76 Monday to lead the BSU men's golf team in the opening round of the Western Missouri State University Invitational at the par-71, 6,582-yard St. Joseph Country Club.

Hafdal's 76, placed the sophomore in a tie for 34th in the 100-player field, nine strokes off the pace set by Central Oklahoma's Eric Kline, who fired a four-under-par 67 to take a three stroke edge over the field into the final 18 holes of the event.

Kline's 67 helped Central Oklahoma (283/-1) to build a 10-shot cushion over Washburn University (293/+9) and the rest of the 20-team field.

The second round of the invitational will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).