Bemidji State women place 10th at weather-shortened NSIC Championship
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Bemidji State women place 10th at weather-shortened NSIC Championship

MORTON, Minn. (Dacotah Ridge Golf Club) -- The Bemidji State University women’s golf team wrapped up play at the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championships Sunday carding a team score of 343 (+59) at the par-71, 5,906-yard Dacotah Ridge Golf Course to finish in 10th place with a three-round total of  1,109 (+249).

The unique conference championship was originally slated to be played as two 36-hole events separated by six months but was trimmed to 54 holes after severe weather passed through the Morton, Minn. area Saturday preventing play.  

The front half of the event took place at the par 72, 5,903-yard Jewel Golf Course in Lake City, Minn. October 8-9.

Augustana College cruised to a 54-stroke advantage in the race for the team title posting a three-round score of 926 (+66) as the Viking individuals finished in the top three spots on the leader board. Maggie Leland posted a three-over-par 74 on the final day of competition to take medallist honors finishing with a 222 (+7) and a five-shot lead over teammate Allie Ostrander in second (227/+12) and third place finisher Emily Kvidera (234/+19).

Concordia University-St. Paul finished second with 980 (+120) and Minnesota State University, Manakto posted 985 (+125) to place third.

Bemidji State completed the championship 183 stokes off the pace set by the Vikings to sit 10th.  The team’s top finisher Rachel Kristofferson (Fr., Park Rapids, Minn.) ired a 54-hole total of 267 (+52) to complete the event tied with two others for 31st place overall.

The Beavers complete their spring season with an 18-hole triangular April 27 in Fargo, N.D. In addition to BSU and MSUM, University of Minnesota, Crookston will participate in the event.