Corbid wins the Upper Iowa Spring Invite as Beavers claim second
Corbid shots one-under par 143 to win his first collegiate tournament
The Bemidji State University Men’s Golf team narrowed the gap between first but fell two-strokes behind the leader to claim second at the Upper Iowa Spring Invite Saturday afternoon at the Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo, Iowa. Senior Ben Corbid finished one-under par to win his first collegiate tournament posting the best score of round two at 70.
Kirkwood Community College maintained its first-place lead after day one to win the tournament shooting 604 (295-309) on the par 72. The Beavers closed the 10-stroke gap on day two with the best score of the day at 301 to finish in second at 606 (305-301). Corbid jumped three places with his 70-stroke day two to win the Upper Iowa Spring Invite at 143 (73-70). Kolby Shackelford of Kirkwood finished in second at 146 (69-77) and freshman Rylin Petry of BSU and Gannon Hall of Kirkwood tied for third both shooting 147 (73-74).
Corbid helped lead the Beavers in their comeback run at 143 (-1) to claim first overall with Petry behind him, second for the Beavers and tied for third at 147 (+3). Corbid tied for first in the field in par-three scoring (3.00) and par-four scoring (4.10). He was also among the leaders in pars (24) and birdies (5), while sinking one of only five eagles during the tournament. Petry continues his great stretch to start the spring with his fourth straight top-five finish. He tied for the lead in par-five scoring (4.38) and was third in birdies (7). Freshman Caden Lick finished with six fewer strokes on day two to finish third for the BSU team and tied for 13th at 154 (+10). Lick did well in par-four scoring finishing third at 4.20. Fifth-year TJ Raden and junior Jack Southard rounded out the team both finishing at 163. Southard was one of the five golfers to record an eagle.
The second team for BSU maintained its fourth-place spot from day one to tie with Lewis College at 627 (309-318). Sophomore Tate Usher led the way for the second team at 154 (+10), tying for 13th while shooting five birdies on day two and ended with the most in the tournament with eight. Junior Koby Kuenzel finished one-stroke behind Usher at 155 (+11), tied for 15th and was among the leaders in par-four scoring at 4.25. Freshman Logan Schoepp rounded out the top-three at 158 (+14) to finish tied for 24th. Senior Seth Schricker finished at 160, with freshman Finn McLaughlin behind him at 173.
Sophomore Tanner Wanous, sophomore Gordon Skaar and freshman Cody Card all competed as individuals in the two-round event. In only his second outing with the team this season, Wanous finished in sixth shooting one-over par on round two to finish out at 149 (+5). Wanous had the second-best final round score of any Beaver Saturday. He also was one of three Beavers and five golfers overall to record an eagle. Skaar shot six-strokes better on day two to finish at 166 (+22) and Card was one-stroke behind him at 167 (+23).
The Beavers return to action at the Natural State Golf Classic at the Cyprus Creek Golf Club in Cabot, Ark., that will take place Apr. 17-18.