MEN’S GOLF: Petry 1-under, Beavers 5 back of championship cut after Day 1 at Super Regional
Facing an elite 20-team field at The Bridges Golf Course in Winona, Bemidji State tied for 14th on the first day. BSU’s performance was highlighted by top golfers Rylin Petry and Ben Corbid.
WINONA – The Bemidji State men’s golf team started off the NCAA Midwest/Central Super Regional on Thursday with mixed results.
Facing an elite 20-team field at The Bridges Golf Course in Winona, the Beavers placed tied for 14th on the first day of the three-day tournament. BSU’s performance was highlighted by top golfers Rylin Petry and Ben Corbid, who posted a 1-under-par 70 and 1-over-par 72, respectively.
Grand Valley State leads the field with a team total of 276, trailed by Findlay (287) and Ashland (287) in a tie for second.
The Beavers combined to shoot a 13-over-par 297, joining Missouri-St. Louis in 14th place. The top six teams at the Super Regional advance to the NCAA Division II Championship, slated for May 22-26 at Avalon Lakes Country Club in Warren, Ohio. Bemidji State is five strokes back of Central Missouri and Maryville, who are tied in sixth place.
Logan Schoepp was the next-best performer for BSU, shooting a 4-over 75. Caden Lick and Jack Southard tied for fourth among Bemidji State’s group, each recording a score of 80.
Petry’s day was highlighted by birdies on holes one, seven and 17. The Beavers freshman parred all other holes except two and never bogeyed a hole by more than a single stroke. He finished tied for seventh in the individual field.
The top two individual finishers not on an advancing team will also reach the Division II Championship field.
Fifth-year Corbid also carded three birdies to power his round, tying for 21st in the individual competition. Schoepp parred 14 of 18 holes. Lick posted a birdie on hole 13, as did Southard.
Grand Valley State’s Charles Delong and Drew Coble shared the best individual performance of the day, each shooting a 6-under-par 65.
BSU will tee the ball up once again for the second day of the event starting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, back in Winona.
1-Grand Valley State 276; 2-Findlay 287; 2-Ashland 287; 4-Davenport 289; 4-Henderson State 289; 6-Central Missouri 292; 6-Maryville 292; 8-Southwestern Oklahoma State 293; 8-Ferris State 293; 10-Missouri S&T 294; 10-Wayne State (Mich.) 294; 12-Washburn 295; 13-Harding 296; 14-Bemidji State 297; 14-Missouri-St. Louis 297; 16-Southern Arkansas 299; 16-Central Oklahoma 299; 18-McKendree 305; 19-Missouri Southern State 306; 19-Northeastern State 306.