LAKE CITY, Minn. (The Jewel) – Andrew Benson (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) fired a day two-best, one under par (70) Tuesday at The Jewel in Lake City, Minn. to lead the Bemidji State University men's golf team into third place after two rounds of the 2014-15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Golf Championship.
Monday and Tuesday’s rounds at The Jewel serve as the fall portion of the unique 72-hole Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship. The final 36 holes will take place April 12-13, 2015 at Quarry Oaks Golf Club in Omaha, Neb.
Benson and the Beavers finished the day at 295 (+7) at the par-71, 6,669-yard course Tuesday, to trim five strokes from their day one score and jump from fifth place into third place with a two-day total of 300-295--595 (+27). Bemidji State trails Augustana College (294-292—586/+18) by nine strokes for the team title, while St. Cloud State sits second at 292-300—592 (+24).
Benson assembled rounds of 74 (+3) and 70 (-1) to go into the final 36 holes of the event trailing co-leaders Mitch Holm (71-72—43) of Winona State University and Tyler Jensvold (70-73—143) of Augustana, who are both at one over par after 36 holes, for the top spot on the leaderboard.
In addition to Benson, Aaron Leintz (So., Bagley, Minn) ranks among the top individuals, tied for 10th place at six over par (73-75—148).
Bemidji State will return to Oct. 13-14 when it travels to St. Joseph, Mo. to compete in the Missouri Western State Regional Invitational at the St. Joseph 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 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).