MSU sophomore named NSIC men’s golfer of the year

Minot State University sophomore Kowan O’Keefe was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s golfer of the year Thursday, capping off a stellar season.

O’Keefe qualified for the NCAA Division II Midwest/Central Super Regional after claiming the individual title at the NSIC golf championship. The Blind Bay, British Columbia, native finished tied for 47th at the tournament.

“We are very happy for Kowan to earn such an award,” MSU coach Chipper Farrell said in a press release. “He put a lot of work into these past two years and went through a tough transition last year when he redshirted. It’s always nice when you can be recognized for putting in that kind of time.”

O’Keefe finished his sophomore campaign with an NSIC-best average round of 73.7 and had seven top-10 finishes.

MSU junior Casey Gleich earned second-team all-NSIC honors.