BRAINERD, Minn. (The Classic) -- Led by a 15-over-par 87 by Mary Elmquist (Fr., Elk River, Minn.), the Bemidji State University women's golf earn sits in seventh place after the first round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship at the par-72, 5,915-yard Classic in Brainerd, Minn.
Elmquist's 87 left her tied for 17th place individually, 12 strokes off the individual place set by Concordia University-St. Paul's Savannah Stone (78/+6).
Four-time defending NSIC champion Augustana College holds a six-shot lead over CU and the rest of the 12-team field. The Vikings finished day one with 326 (+28). Bemidji State is 38 strokes back in seventh after posting a 364 (+76) Saturday.
Saturday's 18-hole round kicked off the 72-hole 2013-14 championship. In addition to the 36 holes played in Brainerd this weekend, the final 36 holes will take place April 26-27 at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course in Morton, Minn.
The Beavers and the field will complete the fall portion of the championship Sunday. The 18-hole round is set for a 9 a.m. shotgun start at The Classic.
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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).