Bemidji State women finish 13th at SMSU Mustang Invitational
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Bemidji State women finish 13th at SMSU Mustang Invitational

MARSHALL, Minn. (Marshall Golf Club) -- The Bemidji State University women’s golf team scored a 361 (+73) on the final day of the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Invitational Sunday to finish the event in 13th place with a total score of 372-361--733 (+157).

The Invitational took place at the par-72, 5,936-yard Marshall Golf Club in Marshall, Minn.

As a team, the Beavers trimmed 11 strokes from their day one score (372) on day two (361) but were unable to make a move in the standings and finished 131 stokes off the pace set by Augustana College.  The Vikings took the Invitational carding scores of 299 and 303 en route to a 26-over-par 602 and a 20-shot edge over the rest of the field and the team title.

Augustana had three players finish among the top five on the leaderboard, including day one leader Maggie Leland (73-72--145 (+1)), but it was the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Catherine Wagner who fired a two-under-par 70 on Sunday to finish with an even 144 (74-70) and claim individual medallist honors.

Kathryn Stoffels (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) was BSU’s top finisher turning in a 85-90--175 (+31) to tie for 52nd individually.  Rachel Wold (So., Crookston, Minn.) was six shots back in 61st (94-87--181 (+37)), while Maria Sloan (So., Coleraine, Minn.) and Rachel Kristofferson (Fr., Park Rapids, Minn.) rounded out BSU’s team score tied for 70th (96-91--187 (+43)) and 75th (97-93--190 +(46)), respectively.

The Bemidji State women’s golf team returns home to the Bemidji Town and Country Club to host the BSU Women’s Invitational Sept. 30.