Bemidji State finishes sixth at NSIC Spring Preview

Bemidji State finishes sixth at NSIC Spring Preview
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Bemidji State finishes sixth at NSIC Spring Preview

SMITHVILLE, Mo. (Paradise Pointe Golf Complex) -- Sophomore Sam Otto carded rounds of 78 (+6) and 74 (+2) to finish tied for 11th individually with an 8-over-par 152 and lead the Bemidji State University men's golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Spring Preview Saturday on the Outlaw Course at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.

Bemidji State opened the event with a 315 (+27) to sit sixth, 17 shots behinds Augustana University (298/+10) after 18 holes Friday. Despite trimming 10 shots from its team score (305/+17), thanks to a team best 74 (+2) from Otto, Saturday, BSU was unable to make up any ground and finished the event sixth with a team score of 315-305—620 (+44).

Led by individual medalist Michael Schmitz’s even-par 144 (73-71), Winona State claimed the team title. The Warriors posted a day two-best 294 (+6) Saturday to inch up the leaderboard for a two-stroke edge over St. Cloud State University (301-296—597/+21) and the rest of the nine-team field. Augustana finished 12 shots back in fourth place (298-309—607/+31).

The Beavers return to action April 2-3 when they travel to Waterloo, Iowa and Sunnyside Country Club for the Upper Iowa University Spring 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).