Bemidji State women’s golf team to compete in NSIC Championship
Friday, October 7, 2011
Bemidji State women’s golf team to compete in NSIC Championship
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s golf team is travelling to The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minn. this weekend (Oct. 8-9) to take part in the first half of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championship.

The unique conference championship is made up of 72 holes with 36 during the fall season and the final 36 in the spring.

The tournament will feature all 11 NSIC women’s golf teams.

The Beavers and the rest of the championship field will get the 2011-12 championship underway at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the 18 hole, 5,526-yard, par-72 Jewel Golf Club, with round two set for Sunday.   

The second half of this year’s conference championship will take place April 21-22 at Dakota Ridge Golf Club in Morton, Minn.

Last year the Beavers finished the fall portion of the NSIC Championships in 10th place. They were led by senior Marissa Mackedanz who carded a +33 to tie for 38th place in the field. The top current Beaver was Kathryn Stoffels (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) with a score of +36 and tied for 44th.

Augustana College took the team title for the first half, with Maggie Leland carding in a score of +7 and finishing in first place overall, while Emily Kvidera finished at +10 and second place overall.

The Beavers are led this season by Stoffels, who is now the BSU captain, with five rounds under her belt and a season low of 85.

At the conclusion of the NSIC Fall Championships the women’s golf program will go into a hibernation for the winter before returning to the links for the spring season.