Benson leads Bemidji State men at Spring Invitaitonal
Monday, April 21, 2014
Benson leads Bemidji State men at Spring Invitaitonal

MENAHGA, Minn. (Blueberry Pines Golf Course) -- Led by a three-over-par 75 from Andrew Benson (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.), the Bemidji State University men's golf team placed second at the BSU Spring Invitational Monday at Blueberry Pines Golf Course in Menahga, Minn. April 21.

Benson assembled a one-stroke advantage to headline a field of 23 golfers and claim individual medalist honors at three-over par. Aaron Leintz (Fr., Bagley, Minn.), Joe Selle (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) and Andrew Ellefsen (Sr., Hugo, Minn.) also finished among the top ten for BSU as Selle and Leintz turned in matching 78 (+6) to finish sixth and Ellefsen was 10th with 81 (+9).

The Beavers posted a 312 (+24) to finished three strokes out of contention for the team title. Minot State University used four-over-par 76s from Karson O’Keefe, Kowan O’Keefe and Jesse Roscoe to take top team honors at 309 (+21).

The BSU Spring Invitational brings the Beavers’ 2013-14 season to a close.

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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.