Beaver Fever Friday – Tate Usher – Mens Golf

Beavers Men’s Golf travels to Missouri to defend NSIC Championship title

BSU Men’s Golf begins 2024 NSIC Championship Friday morning

The 2024 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Golf Championship begins this weekend and the Bemidji State University Men’s Golf team travels to Missouri looking to defend its championship title from last season.

The NSIC Men’s Golf Championship is a three-day, 54-hole championship held at the par-72, 6,848-yard Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Mo. The Beavers will tee-off for round one Friday, April 16 with set tee-times beginning at 9 a.m., Friday and Saturday. The final round Sunday will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The winning team will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Regional Tournament and the top five individual finishers will be named to the NSIC All-Tournament Team.

Bemidji State is the defending NSIC Men’s Golf Champions, holding off Winona State by one stroke, to earn its 16th NSIC title, its first since 2000. The Beavers had four players in the top seven, including three earning NSIC All-Tournament Team honors by finishing in the top five.

Brandon Bervig, Koby Kuenzel, Logan Schoepp, Tate Usher and Caden Lick are the five golfers who will compete for Bemidji State at the championship. Bervig paces the Beavers and paces the Beavers and is 11th in the NSIC with a 74.0 scoring average through 21 rounds this season. Kuenzel (74.9), Schoepp (75.1), Usher (75.4) and Lick (76.0) each follow.

The NSIC has Winona State eighth and Minnesota State ninth in the third and final NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Ranking of 2023-24. The NCAA Midwest/Central Super Regional will be played on May 9-11 at KickingBird Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma; hosted by Southern Nazarene University. Two individuals and a minimum of three teams from each regional will advance to the finals, while the eight remaining team berths will be allocated based on the regions represented in the prior year’s head-to-head medal play portion of the championships.