Bemidji State men's golf leads the Husky Invitational after first round
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Bemidji State men's golf leads the Husky Invitational after first round

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (St. Cloud CC) -- The Bemidji State University men's golf team opened the 2013 Husky Invitational with a bang. Three of the Beavers’ top five golfers were among the top five individuals and BSU heads into the second round of the tournament with an eight-stroke lead over the 15-team field for championship honors.

Freshman A.J. Oster (Andover, Minn.) led the Beavers and sits tied with two others atop the leaderboard after 18 holes. The newcomer carded a one-under-par 71 Sunday at the par 72, 6,676-yard St. Cloud Country Club.  Teammates Andrew Benson (Jr., Eden Prairie) and John Hafdal (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) are just two strokes back tied for fourth at 73.

As a team, BSU finished the first day of the 36-hole event with a three-over-par 291 sit in first place. Concordia University, St. Paul is second with 299 (+11).

The Beavers and the rest of the field will tee off on the second round of the event at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the St. Cloud Country Club.

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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. BSU’s NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.