MORTON, Minn. (Dacotah Ridge) -- The Bemidji State University women's golf team finished the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship in ninth place after carding rounds of 364, 365, 357 and 369 for a 1,455 (+303). The final 36 holes of the unique 72-hole event took place at the par-72, 5,906-yard Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, Minn.
Bemidji State opened the spring portion of the event in ninth after posting 729 (+153) Oct. 6-7 at The Classic at Madden's in Brainerd. The Beavers climbed to eighth Saturday with a 357 (+69), but slipped back into ninth Sunday posting a 369 (+81) to finish with 1,455. At 303 over par, the Beavers were 51 shots off the pace set by five-time defending NSIC champion Augustana College (326-330-324-324—1,304/+151).
The Vikings placed three team members among the top four on the leaderboard and were paced by individual medalist and conference champion Maggie Leland (81-77-77-87—322/+34).
Bemidji State was led by Olivia Knutson (Hatton, N.D.). The sophomore carded rounds of 89, 85, 86 and 89. At 61 over par (349), Knutson finished tied for 13th place 27 strokes out of medalist contention.
The championship brings the BSU women’s golf team’s 2013-14 season to an end.
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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).