SMITHVILLE, Mo. (Paradise Pointe Outlaw Course) - Led by a strong second day by Cody Cook, the Bemidji State University men's golf team jumped two teams in the final standings to finish ninth at the NSIC Spring Preview. Cook finished the event tied for eighth place at four over par.
The Beavers sat 11th after the first 18 holes of the event, carding a 313 (+25) at the par-72, 6,949-yard Outlaw Course, BSU trimmed a few strokes from its team score to finish at 310 (+22) on day two and climbed up two spots in the standings.
BSU, which finished the event at 623 (+47) was 40 stokes off the pace set by the team champion, Iowa Western Community College (286-297--583), leading wire-to-wire after posting a blistering 286 Sunday.
Individually, Augustana University's Parker Klitzke earned medalist honors after posting a 36-hole total of 141 (72-69) to edge out a pair of Lindenwood University golfers and the rest of the field by two shots for the win.
Cook was seven strokes back locked in a three-way tie for eighth place.
In addition to Cook, senior Aaron Leintz also placed among the top 12 individuals, carding a two-day total of 149 (76-73) to tie for 11th place.
The Beavers will be back in action April 1-2 when they travel to Waterloo, Iowa and Sunnyside Golf Course for the UIU Spring Invitational.