LAKE ELMO, Minn. - Minot State sophomore Kowan O'Keefe shot a 3-under-par 69 on Sunday and leads after day one of the Concordia University Invitational at Tartan Park Golf Course.
"Kowan played well. He just doesn't make mistakes," MSU coach Chipper Farrell said in a press release. "He's by far the shortest hitter on our team, but power is overrated on most of the courses we play. Kowan is very smart and he takes what the course will give."
The Beaver men sit in fifth place with a score of 303, just six strokes back of first-place University of Nebraska-Omaha.
The women are tied for 12th in a 15-team field. Augustana (S.D.) leads second-place Grand Valley State by 11 shots and is 44 strokes ahead of MSU.
Juniors Becca Heinitz (79) and Mackenzie Nagel (81) were the only Beavers to record scores under 90.
"Becca played a solid first round," MSU coach Whitney Aberle said in a press release. "She has been steady all year. Mackenzie finished strong with a good back nine."
Play continues at 9 a.m. today.
- Daily News Staff