North Dakota State junior Bill Carlson fired a final-round 69 to win the first collegiate tournament of his career on Tuesday, taking the individual title at the Erv Kaiser Invitational contested at Oxbow Country Club. For the tournament, Carlson shot 74-71-69--214 to finish two-under-par.
Carlson's 69 was the top score posted in Tuesday's windy conditions, and it was enough to erase the four-stroke deficit he faced entering the day. The University of Manitoba's Josh Wytinck took second place with an even-par score of 69-74-73--216.
Manitoba held off a final-day charge from NDSU to win the team title by a six-stroke margin, 894-900. NDSU posted the best team score of the final round at 291.
Sophomore Connor Holland was the No. 2 finisher for the Bison and 11th overall after a final-round 71 to finish at 227 for the event. Junior Trent Olson shot a final-round 73 to tie for 15th overall, and Ursinio Puga posted a 78 to tie for 18th.
Freshman Jacob Herdine led NDSU's second team of five golfers and finished tied for 18th overall with a 54-hole score of 232.
NDSU is scheduled to compete next at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sept. 23-24.
Courtesy: NDSU Athletics