Benson leads Beavers to BSU Invite title
Monday, September 8, 2014
Benson leads Beavers to BSU Invite title

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Bemidji Town and Country Club) -- Andrew Benson (Eden Prairie, Minn.) carded a two-under-par 70 Monday to separate himself from the field and lead the Bemidji State University men’s golf team to the 2014 BSU Invitational team title. Benson fired a three-under-par 141 (71-70) at the par-72, 6,545-yard Bemidji Town and Country Club to win the event by two strokes.

Benson's performance also led the Beavers to a season-opening win. BSU’s team of Benson, Trevor Martensson (Fr., Calgary, Alberta), Jeffrey Shermoen (Jr., International Falls, Minn.) and Aaron Leintz (So., Bagley, Minn.) posted back-to-back sub-300 scores (298-297) to complete the 36-hole event at +19 (595) and grab a 22-stroke win over Minot State University (308-309/+41) for the team title, while University of Minnesota Crookston finished third at 635 (318-317/+30).

The Beavers look to continue their roll Sept. 15-16 when they travel to Axtell, Neb. to compete in the 36-hole University of Nebraska-Kearney Invitational.

For more information on the Bemidji State men’s golf program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook ( or sign up for the TXTUpdates from text-messaging system through the "Multimedia" pull down menu on the main page of

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).