Beaver Fever Friday – Jack Southard – Mens Golf

Corbid and Petry finish in top-five to lead Beavers to second-place finish at Maverick Spring Invite

Beavers card rounds of 292-293 for a 585 to post highest finish of teams from NSIC

Backed by strong performances from both Ben Corbid and Rylin Petry, the Bemidji State University Men’s Golf team climbed to second during the final round of the Maverick Spring Invite on Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Club.

The Beavers were consistent throughout the tournament after opening with a 292 on Monday, Bemidji State came back with a 293 on Tuesday to card a 585. That helped BSU pass Missouri Western State by three-strokes to place second. Concordia-St. Paul claimed the title with a 577 in the nine-team field. Of the nine teams, six were from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Corbid was even on Tuesday to finish with a 3-under 141 over the two rounds to finish second. He was the highest finisher from the NSIC. Petry came back even stronger on day two after opening with a 1-over 73, he was 1-under with a 71 on Tuesday to post an even 144 to tie for fifth. Bemidji State ended up with three golfers in the top-10 as TJ Raden, competing as an individual, tied for ninth as he fired 1-over 73 each round to post a 2-over 146.

Corbid carded solid rounds of 69-72 for his 141 to finish just three-strokes back of the top spot. Missouri Western State’s Marius Dosiere claimed the title with a 6-under 138. Over the front nine, Corbid sunk a birdie on the second hole, around two bogeys and six pars to go 1-over. He then went 1-under over the back nine to come in even. Corbid collected four birdies, including coming back from a double bogey on hole 16, finishing with birdies on holes 17 and 18.

Petry posted rounds of 73-71 for his 144 to tie for fifth and was just two-strokes back of a top-three result. During his 1-under 71 on Tuesday, Petry sunk two birdies over the front nine to offset three bogeys and added four pars for a 1-over. Over the back nine, Petry caught fire after a bogey. On hole 11, he hit an eagle and then added birdies on holes 15 and 18 to close with a 2-under on the back nine for his 1-under 71 on the day.

Jack Southard was close to a top-10 finish carding 2-over rounds of 74 both days for a 4-over 148 to tie for 11th. During the second round, Southard was consistent throughout the front nine as after opening with a bogey, he hit eight straight pars for a 1-over through the first nine holes. On the back nine, he had a double bogey and then a bogey over the first three holes, but then came back strong. Over the final six holes, Southard had birdies on holes 14 and 17 and four pars to go 1-over over the final nine holes to card a 2-over 74.

Logan Schoepp tied for 30th after opening with a 76, he carded a 78 Tuesday for a two-day total of 154. During the second round, Schoepp came away with four total birdies, with three coming on the front nine.

Rounding out the five counting scores for the Beavers was Caden Lick who tied for 34th with rounds of 80-76 for a 156. Lick fired 38’s on both the front nine and back nine for his 76 on Tuesday. He added two birdies and 10 pars during the final round.

Raden was pushing for a top-three finish throughout the day. He was on a par roll throughout the front nine with eight, while adding a birdie on hole two. Then over the back nine, he added two early birdies around a couple of bogeys and a double bogey for a 2-over over the final nine holes. Overall he finishes with a pair of 73’s for a 2-over 146 to tie for ninth.

Koby Kuenzel, competing as an individual, fired a pair of 75’s for a 150 to tie for 20th. Kuenzel came out strong over the front nine hitting three birdies for a 1-under. He then added another birdie early on the back nine before finishing with a 4-over to card his 3-over 75 on the day.

Rounding out the individuals for the Beavers was Tate Usher who had rounds of 78-74 for a 152 to tie for 24th. It was a strong second day for Usher as he posted two birdies over the front nine and overall had 13 pars on the day for his 2-over 74 on Tuesday.

Bemidji State will return to the course at the end of the month when they compete in the NSIC Preview on Mar. 27-28 in Blue Springs, Mo., at the Adams Pointe Golf Club.