MSU men’s golf finishes 12th at Watkins Invitational

LAKE CITY, Minn. — The Minot State men’s golf team finished up play Saturday at the J.R. Watkins Invitational.

As a team, the Beavers finished alone in 12th place with a total score of 624 or 48-over par. The host team, Winona State University, took home the team crown with a two-day total of 568 strokes, or 8-under par.

Individually, Carson Harcourt was the only Beaver in the Top-20 following day two. Harcourt improved upon his score of 74 in round one by two shots, carding a 72 on day two for a total score of 146. His overall mark placed him in a tie for 13th place.

Sophomore Andrew Makarchuk had a much better round today shooting a 2-over 74, eight strokes fewer than his first-round performance. Matthew Bean, Cody Reynolds, and Kash Kaufman couldn’t find any magic on Saturday shooting 83, 82, and 82 respectively.

There was a three-way tie at the top of the individual leaderboard at the conclusion of play. Winona State’s Brady Madsen and Dylan Brown, as well as University of Sioux Falls’ J.J. Cooney, finished at 4-under par. Cooney wound up taking the tournament by winning the playoff.

The Minot State men’s golf team will have a quick turn-around for their next event. The Beavers travel to Bemidji this afternoon for the 69th annual Bemidji State Invitational.

— MSU athletics