Bemidji State women in 14th after opening round of Augie Spring Invite
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Bemidji State women in 14th after opening round of Augie Spring Invite
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Elmwood Golf Course) -- The Bemidji State University women’s golf team is 14th after the opening round of the Augustana Spring Invitational at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers shot 363 (+75) and were led by newcomer Rachel Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.), who carded an 18-over-par 90 Saturday to tie for 54th individually.

BSU’s 363 on day one of the two-day, 36-hole tournament, left the team 54 strokes off the pace set by Augustana College, which turned in a 309 (+21) to sit atop the leader board.  The hosting Vikings currently own an eight-shot lead over Gustavus Adolphus College (317/+29) and the rest of the field.

Dakota Wesleyan University’s Danielle Bellet recorded the low score of day one, firing an even-par 72 for a two-stroke lead over Augustana’s  Kate Tobin (74/+2) in the chase for medallist honors.
In addition to Wold, BSU had five other individuals competing in the event.  Senior Marissa Mackedanz (Paynesville, Minn.), Lindsay Morgan (So., Crookston, Minn.) and Rachel Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) posted matching 91s (+19) to finish tied for 57th, while Maria Sloan (Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) rounded out the team’s performance locked in a tie for 80th place at +27 (99).

BSU’s Ashley Van Meeteren (Fr., Big Lake, Minn.) is participating in the Augustana Spring Invite as an individual an finished the first day of competition with 99 (+27) to sit tied for 80th.

The teams are back on the par-72, 5,986-yard Elmwood Golf Course tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The final round of the event will begin with a shotgun start.

Augustana Spring Invitational -- 1st Round
Elmwood Golf Course; Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dates: 4/9-10/2011
1st Round Scores   
Par 72, 5986 yards

Team Standings
Rk    Team    RD1    Par   
1    Augustana (S.D.)     309    +21
2    Gustavus Adolphus     317    +29
3    Minnesota State     318    +30
t4    Southwest Minnesota State     328    +40
t4    Upper Iowa     328    +40
6    Winona State     332    +44
7    St. Cloud State     335    +47
8    Dakota Wesleyan     342    +54
9    Colorado State-Pueblo     343    +55
10    Wayne State (Neb.)     352    +64
11    Sioux Falls     354    +66
12    Nebraska-Kearney     356    +68
13    Chadron State     358    +70
14    Bemidji State     363    +75

Bemidji State University Individuals
Player    RD1       Par    Place       

Wold, Rachel      90    +18    t-54th
Mackedanz, Marissa    91    +19    t-57th
Morgan, Lindsay      91    +19    t-57th
Stoffels, Kathryn      91    +19    t-57th
Meeteran, Ashley#    99    +27    t-80th
Sloan, Maria      99    +27    t-80th

# participating as an individual