BSU sits 10th after two rounds of NSIC Championship
Sunday, October 10, 2010
BSU sits 10th after two rounds of NSIC Championship
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Hillcrest Golf Club) -- Bemidji State University women’s golf teams wrapped up play in the fall portion of the 2010-11 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) championship Sunday playing 18 holes at the par-72, 6,068-yard Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul, Minn.  Led by senior Marissa Mackedanz (Paynesville, Minn.), the Beavers sit in tenth place with 356-373--729 (+153).

BSU’s 373 (+85) on day two of the unique 72-hole championship, gave the Beavers a 36-hole total of 729 and left them 114 strokes off the pace set by Augustana College 308-307--615 (+39).  The Vikings currently own a 46-shot lead over Concordia University, St. Paul and the rest of the championship field.

Augustana completed the first two rounds of the event holding down the top three individual leader board positions.  Maggie Leland (78-73--151; +7) leads the chase for medallist honors, while Emily Kvidera (77-77--154; +10) is second and Molly Leland (81-75--156; +12) carded a low day-two round of 75 (-2) to reel in the leaders and sit five strokes back in third place.

BSU’s Mackedanz leads the Bemidji State contingent after posting 86-91--177 (+133) for a share of 38th place. Freshman Kathryn Stoffels (Maple Grove, Minn.) turned in a 13-over-par 85 Saturday to lead the BSU women but slid off her pace and settled into a tie for 44th overall with  85-95--180 (+36). In addition, Maria Sloan (Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) finished is 48th place (94-89--183; +39) and teammates Lindsay Morgan (So., Crookston, Minn.) and Rachel Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) rounded out the team’s score locked in a tie for 53rd place at +48 (192).

With two rounds of the 72-hole 2010-11 NSIC Championship now in the books, competition will be halted until the teams resume play in the spring.  The final 36 holes of the conference championship will take place April 15-17 at Brandon Golf Course in Brandon, S.D.

The second round of the conference championship brings the fall portion of Bemidji State’s 2010-11 golf season to a close.  The team will now break for the winter and return to action in March when the Beavers head south for their spring trip.