MOORHEAD, Minn. (The Meadows Golf Course) – Olivia Knutson (So., Hatton, N.D.), Monica Wold (So., Crookston, Minn.) and Rachel Wold (Sr., Crookston, Minn.) were among a group of four players tied for fifth place individually carding matching 23-over-par 92s Friday at the Dragon Invitational in Moorhead, Minn.
The BSU trio finished the 18-hole event 10 strokes off the pace set by medalist Kristi Opatz of Concordia College (Minn.), who fired a 13-over-par 85.
As a team, the Beavers placed four scores among the top 10 and posted a total of 382 (+94) at the par-72, 5,974-yard Meadows Public Golf Course. BSU was 21 shots behind Concordia, which turned in a 361 (+73) to take the team title.
The Dragon Invite served as the final tune up for the spring portion of the 2013-14 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course in Morton, Minn. After 36 holes of the 72-hole fall/spring event, Bemidji State is 73 strokes off the pace set by Augustana College (326-330—656/+80) in ninth with a 729 (364-365/+153). Knutson leads the BSU contingent with a 30-over-par 174 (89-85) to sit in 21st individually. The fall portion of the championship was played Oct. 5-6 at The Classic at Madden’s in Brainerd, Minn.
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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).