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Koby Kuenzel cards career lows as Beavers take 3rd at Arizona tournament

Mar. 6—GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Senior Koby Kuenzel carded a career-low two-round score of 142, including a career-low round of 68 on day two to help the Bemidji State men's golf team tie for third at the Maverick Desert Classic held at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

The Beavers totaled a team score of 590 (300-290, +14) to tie for third in the tournament and finished one stroke back of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament leader Concordia-St. Paul. Great Lakes Valley Conference member Missouri S&T topped the field with a 13-under-par 563.

Kuenzel paced the Beavers, firing a 2-under-par 142 (74-68) and tying for third individually. He was followed by senior Brandon Bervig, who carded a 150 (78-72), while sophomore Caden Lick (74-77=151), sophomore Logan Schoepp (74-78=152) and junior Tate Usher (81-73=154) were close behind to round out the Beavers' five scorers.

Competing as an individual, junior Rory Wutzke fired a 5-over-par 149 (77-72) to tie for 19th, while freshmen Charlie Williams (79-75=154) and Teagan LaPlante (77-80=157) also competed as individuals.

The Beavers will have the next two weeks off and return to action March 25-26 for the NSIC Preview Tournament in Blue Springs, Mo., at Adams Pointe Golf Course, site of the 2024 NSIC Spring Championships.