Beavers selected to NCAA Division II Super Regional field
Bemidji State begins NCAA Super Regionals on May 11-13 in Winona, Minn.
After winning the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference title, the Bemidji State University Men’s Golf team earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Super Regional field. The teams were officially announced by the NCAA on Friday.
The NCAA announced the field of 80 teams and 32 student-athletes competing as individuals that have been selected to participate in regional competition of the 2023 NCAA Division II Super Regional play that will take place May 11-13.
The Beavers will be joined by nine other teams in the Central Region and those 10 teams will be joined by 10 teams from the Midwest Region to form the 20 teams that will compete in the Super Regional that will take place in Winona, Minn., at the Bridges Golf Club.
The format will be similar to the NSIC Championship with the teams playing 54 holes over three days. After the three rounds of regional play, the top six teams from the dual-regional event will advance to the NCAA National Championships in Warren, Ohio, May 22-26.
Bemidji State won the NSIC Championships with a three-day total of 880 to hold off Winona State to win by a stroke for their first conference title since 2000 and 16th overall. The Beavers return to the postseason for the first time since 2012 when they placed 13th at the West-Central Super Regional in Arizona.
It’s been an impressive spring for the Beavers with freshman Rylin Petry placing in the top-five in all six spring tournaments. Overall for the 2022-23 season, Petry has seven top-10 finishes and six inside the top-five. He holds a 72.7 stroke average and was named NSIC Golfer of the Week twice and earned NSIC All-Tournament honors.
Fifth-year Ben Corbid collected another top-10 results this spring, just missing NSIC All-Tournament honors when he placed seventh. Corbid has also been named NSIC Golfer of the Week twice and holds a 73.3 stroke average this season. He won his first collegiate event at the Upper Iowa Spring Invite and has five top-10 and three top-five results for the 2022-23 season.
Freshman Caden Lick caught fire during the NSIC Preview and recently earned NSIC All-Tournament honors when he tied for second with Petry. Lick is averaging 75.8 strokes per round, has five top-20 finishes and one inside the top-five.
Junior Jack Southard is averaging 75.8 strokes per round as well, to go along with four top-20 finishes and one inside the top-five. Freshman Logan Schoepp gave the Beavers three finishing inside the top-five at NSIC when he placed fifth to earn All-Tournament honors. Schoepp is averaging 76.2 strokes per round, three top-20 finishes and one inside the top-five.
The Bridges Golf Course, Winona, Minnesota; Winona State University, host.
Henderson State [Great American Conference]
Southwestern Oklahoma State
Missouri Southern State [Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association]
Bemidji State [Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference]
Marius Dosiere, Missouri Western
Alessandro Trenta, Winona State
Daniel Robles, Rogers State
Brandon Sperling, Concordia St. Paul
Grand Valley State [Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference]
McKendree [Great Lakes Valley Conference]
Wayne State (Michigan)
Ashland [Great Midwest Athletic Conference]
Connor Curry, Malone
Johan Widal, Tiffin
Kyle Buzaki, Walsh
Alex Bishop, Purdue Northwest