BRANDON, S.D. (Brandon Golf Course) -- The 2010-11 season came to an end for the Bemidji State University women’s golf team Saturday as the Beavers wrapped up the final round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championships in Brandon, S.D. BSU turned in a final-round score of 351 (+67) and finished eighth with a 72-hole team total of 356-373-351-351--1431 (+287).
The Beavers were led by sophomore Kathryn Stoffels (Maple Grove, Minn.), who posted a 15-over-par, 86 Saturday at the par-71, 5,808-yard Brandon Golf Club. Her championship score of 85-95-83-86--349 (+63) placed her 29th individually.
Augustana College cruised to the 2010-11 NSIC team title. The Vikings led the tournament from beginning to end and carded a final-round low of 303 (+19) to finish with a 59-stroke edge over Concordia University-St. Paul (327-334-315-310--1286 (+142)) and the rest of the field.
Three of the championship’s top four individual scores belong to members of the AC team.
Jill Preeshl, of Upper Iowa University, used a four-over-par 75 in the final round to shake Augustana’s Emily Kvidera and Maggie Leland, who shared a portion of the lead after 54 holes, to claim individual medallist honors and the 2010-11 conference title. Preeshl turned in a four-round total of 76-80-73-75--304 (+18) to win the event by two strokes over Leland (78-73-78-77--306 (+20)).
In addition to Stoffels’ 29th-place finish, Bemidji State had four other individuals competing in the championships. Senior Marissa Mackedanz (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.) turned in a 86-91-91-88--268 (+70) to tie for 32nd and Maria Sloan (Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) tied for 37th at +77 (94-89-91-89--363), while Rachel Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) and Lindsay Morgan (So., Crookston, Minn.) rounded out the BSU contingent in 40th and 41st at +81 (94-98-87-88--367) and +91 (91-101-90-95--377), respectively.
The NSIC Championship is comprised of four 18-hole rounds spread over six months. The first two rounds were played Oct. 9-10 at Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul, Minn., while the final 36 holes took place at Brandon Golf Course in Brandon, S.D.
The final round of the NSIC Women’s Golf Championship closes the curtain on the Beavers’ 2010-11 season.