Bison golf closes out regular season

Defending Summit League champions turn toward the repeat

The regular season for both the men’s and women’s golf has come to a close after one last tournament out of each.

The men finished their regular season at the Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate Tournament.

After one round, the Bison were in 13th place with 304 strokes, a place they would stay after the second round. However, there would be no third round due to weather constraints.

The team ended with a combined 609 strokes. The tournament was won by University of South Carolina Upstate with a combined 573 strokes.

The Bison were led by Van Holmgren. After day one, Holmgren was tied for second with 69 strokes. Although he did drop down to seventh place in round two, it was still an outstanding performance by the sophomore.

Holmgren ended with a score of 142 and his sixth 10th-place finish on the season.

Behind Holmgren were both Andrew Israelson and Lucas Johnson. The pair both finished with 155 strokes, earning them a tie for 57th place.

Nate Deziel and Will Holmgren placed 69th and 87th, respectively.

The team will have their next tournament, the Summit League Championships, the last weekend of April in Newton, Kansas.

The women were further west in Maricopa, Arizona at the AK-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club for the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.

After three rounds, the NDSU women finished 17th out of 20 with a combined score of 922. Their best round came in the third when they scored 306. The tournament was won by the University of Texas El Paso with a score of 883 and a best round of 286.

The women were led by Emma Groom. With an overall score of 228, Groom tied for 44th place. Her best round came in the third along with the team when she scored 74.

Groom was followed by Sierra Bennion who tied for 56th and an overall score of 230. Next came Taylor McCorkle who scored 231, tying her for 63rd place.

Alexis Thomas and Maddie Herzog scored 236 and 237, respectively. The women will continue to the postseason on April 21s in Newton, Kansas. There they will play in the Summit League Championships a week before the men’s team.

Both teams claimed Summit League Championships last season. The men return to the same Sand Creek Station course where they won the title. The women’s event last year took place in Oklahoma.

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