Benson finishes fourth, Oredigger men take third

Benson finishes fourth, Oredigger men take third

GREAT FALLS — Montana Tech sophomore Sean Benson jumped up one spot over the final round and tied for fourth place at the Argos Invitational Tuesday at the Larchmont Country Club.

That helped the Oredigger men move up one spot to third place at the second Frontier Conference tournament of the fall season. (Leaderboard; Team-by-team results)

Benson, a Billings Senior graduate, followed a 75 and a 73 on Monday with a 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday for a 223 total. That tied him with Rocky Mountain College’s Hunter Anderson and Carroll College’s Joseph Potkonjak.

Lewis-Clark State College’s Chris Lein, the reigning Frontier Conference champion, fired a final-round 72 for an even-par 216. He beat Colton Murphy of Rocky in a playoff to claim medalist honors.

Rocky took the team total at 895, breaking 300 for the third straight round with a 298 over the final 18 holes. LC-State took second at 903, while the Orediggers finished at 921 with a final-round 300.

The University of Great Falls placed fourth at 924, and Carroll took fifth at 296.

Butte High graduate Trey Hoagland rebounded from a rough Monday for a 1-under 71 Tuesday. He tied for 21st at 234. Teammate Jimmy Amundson shot a 76 and held steady at 12th with a 229.

Also for Tech, Butte High grad David Starcevich shot 78 and tied for 25th at 235, while Daniel Friez carded an 80 and a 253 for 37th place.

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