MUSKOGEE, Okla. (Muskogee Country Club) – The Bemidji State University Men’s Golf team opened the NSU Golf Classic on fire Sept. 19-20, but were unable to keep pace with the field in the scorching Oklahoma heat, finishing 13th in the 18-team regional field.
The Beavers carded a one-under-par 287 to sit sixth after the opening round Monday, but by the end of the 36-hole day, slid to 13th after a round two 302 (+14). While BSU trimmed a few strokes from its final round (299), the team was unable to make up any ground and finished the 54-hole event 13th with an 888 (+36).
Arkansas Tech led from wire to wire, recording rounds of 277, 277 and 284 to finish with a two-stroke lead over Southwestern Oklahoma State (840/-12) and finished with an impressive 14-under par (838).
Will Czeh, who finished the event with a four-over-par 217 (69-73-75), contributed to BSU’s great start firing an opening round 69 (-3). The sophomore tied for 27th individually to lead the Beavers.
While Bemidji State placed 13th overall, it still managed to hold an edge over its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference counterparts competing in the event. Winona State was one shot back in 14th (307-291-291—889/+37), Minnesota State University, Mankato was tied for 15th (299-295-300—894/+42) and Upper Iowa was tied for 17th (297-308-304—909/+57).
The Beavers now turn their focus to St. Cloud, Minn. and the SCSU Invitational, Sept. 25-26. The 36-hole event will take place at the St. Cloud 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).