TEMPE, Ariz. — Oredigger fans, meet Sean Ramsbacher.
The freshman from Missoula Sentinel lit up the Arizona State Karsten Golf Course for a 4-under-par 68 Tuesday, surging into sixth place in the men’s individual standings of the Frontier Conference Championships.
The 68 led Montana Tech’s 292 second-round showing, moving the Orediggers up to third place. Tech improved 26 shots from Monday’s 318, and Tech heads into Wednesday’s final round at 610.
Rocky Mountain College, which shot 287, leads the way at 585. Lewis-Clark State is second at 295. Carroll College is fourth at 618, followed by Great Falls Providence at 629 and MSU-Northern at 791.
Ramsbacher, who shot an 80 to open thei tournament, sits at 148. He is three shots out of the lead, which is shared by Rocky’s Colton Murppy and Mitchell Thiessen.
Through two rounds, Ramsbacher has the only round in the 60s.
Butte High graduate Trey Hoagland shot a 74 and is tied for 10th place at 152. Sean Benson fell to a tie for 14th place with a 78. He has 153 after two rounds.
Ryan Keenan jumped up to a tie for 18th place by improving 13 shots for a 72, while Jimmy Amundson followed Monday’s 93 with a 79.
Montana Tech’s women also showed a major improvement over Day 1. The Orediggers shaved 12 strokes off Monday’s 367 for a 355 and 722. They remain in third place behind rocky (650) and LC State (668).
Carroll sits in forth at 727, while Providence is fifth at 777 and MSU-Northern is sixth at 820.
LC State’s Marissa Louder and Rocky’s Hayden Flohr top the leaderboard at 157.
Butte High grad Hailey Ogolin jumped up to 12th place. She followed Monday’s 95 with an 85 for a 180. Orediggers Taryn Campbell and Tanna Campbell follow at 181 and 812. Lynzee Dexter and Kelsey Parker sit at 184.