Minnesota Crookston was paced by Allison Bot (Jr., Minneota, Minn.), who turned in rounds of 97 and 102, for the women and Ben Trostad (Fr., Crookston, Minn.), who had a strong debut with rounds of 73 and 79, in the men's competition.
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s golf team finished seventh at the Tracy Lane Memorial and the men’s golf team placed eighth at the BSU Invitational at the Bemidji Town and Country Club in Bemidji, Minn.
The Golden Eagles shot team scores of 402 and 407 over the two rounds of the tournament, which were played Mon., Sept. 10 and Tues., Sept. 11.
Minnesota Crookston was paced by Allison Bot (Jr., Minneota, Minn.) who turned in rounds of 97 and 102. McKenzie Harris (Sr., Nevis, Minn.) finished carded scores of 99 and 100. Camryn Larson (Fr., Fertile, Minn.) shot rounds of 101 and 102 in her first collegiate tournament, while Anna Olson (So., Fertile, Minn.) carded a 105 and a 103, besting her first round score by two strokes.
Concordia University-St. Paul won the Tracy Lane Memorial as a team with scores of 326 and 324 for a total score of 650. They bested St. Cloud State University by 39 strokes. Sophie Hill of Concordia-St. Paul won the individual title with scores of 79 and 78. Marissa Naylor of University of Manitoba almost came back and won the tournament. After posting an opening round 82, Naylor shot a tournament-low 76 but fell one stroke behind Hill.
Minnesota Crookston will trek to Stillwater, Minn., for the 2018 CSP Fall Classic Sept. 16 and 17.
The Golden Eagles finished with a team score of 629 over the two rounds. Minnesota Crookston shot their best round since 2014 with a 308 in the first round, but were unable to move up in the standings after carding a team score of 321 on day two.
The Golden Eagles were led by the performance of freshman Ben Trostad (Crookston, Minn.), who had a strong debut with rounds of 73 and 79. Trostad finished tied for 23rd as he just missed the top 20 in his collegiate debut. Connor Humble (So., Rosemount, Minn.) carded rounds of 75 and 78 to finish tied for 28th. Ben Lord (Jr., Brunswick, Maine) turned in scores of 78 and 84 for the tournament, while Ben Koisti (Sr., Lake Norden, S.D.) was consistent with two rounds of 82. Ethan Magsam (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) improved in his second round after carding an 88 on the first day. The local product turned in an 82 on the second day. Ethan Johnson (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) bested his scored by four after carding an 84 on day one. Dylan Wenzel (Fr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) shot an 88 and an 81, showing marked improvement on the second day.
The University of Manitoba won the team championship with rounds of 285 and 294. They bested Bemidji State University by nine strokes. Matthew Gregg of Bemidji State was the individual champion after shooting rounds of 70 and 72 for a two-under-par 142.
The Golden Eagles return to action as they host the inaugural Minnesota Crookston King’s Walk Invite at King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, N.D. Sept. 16-17.