ST. JOSEPH, MO. (St. Joseph CC) -- The Bemidji State University men's golf team capped its 2013 fall season tying for 16th place at the Drury Inn Central Region Invite. The two-day event was hosted by Missouri Western State University at the par-71, 6,592-yard St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph Mo.
The Beavers posted a 303-313-323--939 (+87) to match Fort Hayes State University for 16th place, 60 shots off the pace set by the University of Nebraska-Kearney (289-290-300--879/+27).
Of the eight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference member schools in the 20-team field, St. Cloud State University posted the lowest score. The Huskies finished eighth with 301-302-300--903 (+51).
Henderson State University's Matt Jennings captured medalist honors as one of two players to finish under par. Jennings garnered a three-stoke edge over the field carding a four-under-par 67-67-75--209.
Bemidji State was led by freshman Josh Becks (Fr., Hermantown, Minn.), who totaled 74-75-83--232 to finish the 54-hole event at 19-over-par tied for 46th place.
In addition to Becks, A.J. Oster (Fr., Andover, Minn.) carded the Beavers' best round of the invitational firing a one-over-par 72 Monday to sit 11th individually. After 36 holes Tuesday, he finished tied for 50th at 20-over-par (72-83-78--233).
The Beavers will pack away their clubs for the winter and resume action in March of 2014.
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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.