ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s golf team carded an event-low 341 (+53) in the final round of the SCSU Husky Invitational Sunday, but came up one stroke short and finished second in St. Cloud, Minn.
After an opening-round of 360 (+72) at Territory Golf Club Saturday, the Beavers found themselves 10 stokes behind the leading Huskies (350) heading into the final round. On the strength of a superb final round from junior Rachel Wold (Jr., Crookston, Minn.) and a team score of 341 on day two, BSU came just one stroke short of a comeback and a season-opening title (360-341—701/+125).
St. Cloud State won the triangular posting matching scores of 350 to finish with 700 (+124).
Winona State University’s Paige Schmidt earned individual medalist honors firing rounds of 84 (+10) and 76 (+4) for a two-day total of 160 (+16). She finished with a five-stroke edge over the rest of the field.
Boyed by a tournament-low round of 75 (+3) Sunday, R. Wold (Crookston, Minn.) recorded a 90-75—165 (+21) to capture runner-up honors and lead BSU.
In addition, BSU’s Monica Wold (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) tied for sixth in her collegiate debut carding scores of 87-88—175 (+31), Olivia Knutson (Fr., Hatton, N.D.) finished 10th with 93-86—179 (+35) and Kelly Blair (Fr., International Falls, Minn.) rounded out the BSU team score in 12th at 90-92—182 (+38).
Bemidji State is back in action Sept. 15-17 when it travels to Lake Elmo, Minn. and Tartan Park Golf Course to compete in the Concordia University Invitational.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).