ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (St. Joseph Country Club) -- The Bemidji State University men's golf team saved its best for last, carding a 14-over-par 302 in the final round of the 54-hole Holiday Inn Express Classic Tuesday in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Beavers finished with a two-day total of 919 (313-304-302) to finish 67 shots over par and 47 strokes off the pace set by the team champion Central Missouri (291-289-292=872/+20). BSU’s effort Tuesday allowed the team to climb two spots in the final standings and finish 12 in the 20-team regional field.
Bemidji State was led by Cody Cook, who tied for 28th individually at +11 (78-73-76=227), led BSU and posted the team's best round of the event on the second round of the first day with a 73 (+1). In addition, Aaron Leintz carded a 230 (79-75-76/+14) to sit in a tie for 40th and Sam Otto posted a 54-hole total of 232 (76-79-77/+16) to tie for 50th.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Joby Gray captured medalist honors firing rounds of 70 (-2), 72 (E) and 70 (-2) to finish 4-under-par (212) and earn a one-stroke edge over the field.
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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).