Bemidji State women eighth after first round of Maverick Invitational
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Bemidji State women eighth after first round of Maverick Invitational
LAKE CITY, Minn. (The Jewel Golf Course) -- The Bemidji State University women’s golf team battled unseasonable weather conditions Saturday to compete in the first round of the 2011 Maverick Invitational.  Led by a 92 (+20) from sophomore Kathryn Stoffels (Maple Grove, Minn.), the Beavers finished day one in eighth place.

With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees and the wind whipping across the par-72, 5,860-yard Jewel Golf Course in excess of 20 miles per hour, BSU turned in a team total of 379 (+91) to finish 57 strokes off the pace set by Augustana College (322, +34).

Augustana’s Maggie Leland recorded the low round of 76 (+4) and was one of only four players to turn in scores under 80 Saturday.  She owns a three-stroke lead over a trio of participants tied for second (79, +7) and heads into the final 18 holes of the 36-hole tournament with her sights set on medallist honors.  

Individually, Stoffels led the Beavers tied for 34th (92, +20).  Lindsay Morgan (So., Crookston, Minn.) finished three strokes back tied for 42nd at 95 (+23). The duo of Marissa Mackedanz (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.) and Rachel Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) sit tied for 45th place with matching scores of 45 (+24) and Maria Sloan (Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) rounded out BSU’s team score with 105 (+33) to finish day one in 61st place individually.
Round two of the Maverick Invitational is scheduled to get underway with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Sunday.