The Golden Eagles were led by a stellar debut from Ben Trostad (Fr., Crookston, Minn.), who carded a 73 in his first collegiate golf tournament to sit in a tie for 12th place.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s golf team shot their lowest round as a team since the 2014-15 season as they started out the Brad Heppner era strong Mon., Sept. 10 at the BSU Invitational in Bemidji, Minn. The Golden Eagles shot a 308, which is the best since a 306 at the University of Nebraska Kearney Fall Invite played Sept. 15-16, 2014. The Golden Eagles sit in 10th place, but they are just 23 strokes back of the leader, three strokes back from ninth place and eight strokes back from seventh place.

    The Golden Eagles were led by a stellar debut from Ben Trostad (Fr., Crookston, Minn.), who carded a 73 in his first collegiate golf tournament to sit in a tie for 12th place. Connor Humble (So., Rosemount, Minn.), who finished tied for 16th at the NSIC Championship in 2018, turned in a 75 to sit tied for 21st. Ben Lord (Jr., Brunswick, Maine) shot a 78 for the day. Ben Koisti (Sr., Lake Norden, S.D.) turned in an 82, while Ethan Johnson (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) carded an 84. Ethan Magsam (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) shot an 88 for the day, in his first college tournament, as did Dylan Wenzel (Fr., Lino Lakes, Minn.).

    Devon Schade from the University of Manitoba is in first after shooting a seven-under-par 65. Levi Hauser of Winona State University is three strokes back at 68. The University of Manitoba has the overall team lead at 285, nine strokes ahead of University of Sioux Falls.

    Minnesota Crookston will finish the tournament Tues., Sept. 11 on the 6,545 yard Par-72 Bemidji Town and Country Club in Bemidji, Minn.