Benson leads BSU men's golf in first event of 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Benson leads BSU men's golf in first event of 2015

DANVILLE, Ark. (Chamberlyne CC) -- Senior Andrew Benson carded a six-over-par 150 (76-74) to lead the Bemidji State University men's golf team to a tie for 14th place Tuesday at the Dave Falconer Classic. Benson finished tied for 34th individually.

The Beavers traded snow-covered courses for soggy Arkansas conditions to open the spring potion of their season at the par-72, 7,047-yard Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville, Country Club.

Senior Joe Selle turned in a team-best 75 (+3) Monday to pace Bemidji State on the first day of the 36-hole event. The Beavers sat tied for eighth out of the 19 participating teams with a 21-over-par 309 after 18 holes.

Both Benson and Leintz posted matching 74s (+2) Tuesday as the Beavers trimmed eight shots from their day one score to turn in a 301 (+13)  and finish with 610 (+34).

Washburn University led the event from wire to wire, posting a 584 (+8) to take a seven-shot victory over second–place Southwestern Oklahoma Sate University (591/+15) and the rest of the field.

Henderson State University's Mario Lira took home individual medalist honors recording rounds of 72 and 69 to finish with a three-under-par 141.

The Beavers will now have nearly a month free from competition before traveling to St. Charles, Mo. and the Missouri Bluffs Golf Course to compete in the Lindenwood University Invitational.

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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).