Schurman slides into seventh at UND Invite
Sunday, October 1, 2006
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Bemidji State University women's golfer Jenna Schurman (So., Sauk Centre, Minn.) fired an 80-81=161 to lock herself in a tie for seventh place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the 36-hole University of North Dakota Invitational. The seventh place finish at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, N.D. stands as not only her best finish of the 2006 campaign but also of the sophomore's young collegiate career.

Junior Jenny Wenlund (Elk River, Minn.) completed the event 14 positions back in 21st carding an 87-92=179 (+35) while Kelsey Kaufman (Fr., Eau Claire, Wis.) rounded out the BSU representation alone in 32nd place with a score of 98-91=189 (+45)

Augustana College took home top team honors posting a squad total of 303-326=629 (+53) holding off host institution University of North Dakota (320-314=634, +58) for a five-stoke victory. The Vikings propelled to the title by boasting the events top three finishers. Courtney Belanger (75-78=153, +9) grabbed medallist honors while Laura Strautz (73-81=155, +10) and Carley Roach (77-78=155, +11) finished two and three.

BSU golfers competed in the event as individuals due to lack of numbers. A minimum of four scores are needed for a team to be in competition.

The Beavers now turn their focus to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships. The event is slated for Oct. 7-8 at the Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, Minn.