SHELBY — Montana Tech golfer Sean Benson leads the way after two rounds of the MSU-Northern Invitational at the Maria’s Valley Golf and Country Club.
Benson followed a 2-under-par 70 on the first round Sunday with a 68 on the second round. That leaves him at 6 under par and 138 heading into Monday’s final round.
Cody Babinecz of Providence and Tucker Keyes of Lewis-Clark State are tied for second at 144.
LC State leads the team standings at 589. The Warriors followed a 294 with a 295 for a 589 total. Rock Mountain College is second at 589, and Tech is third at 601. The Orediggers followed a 303 with a 298.Oredigger Ryan Keenan is tied for eighth place at 151. He shot 79-72.
Tech’s David Starcevich is tied for 15th at 153, while Oredigger Houston Green is tied for 18th at 154.
Rocky leads the women’s race at 325. LC State is second at 340, followed by Carroll College at 343, Providence at 350 and Tech at 358. Gina Kowolchuk of Providence tops the individual standings at 73. She holds a four-shot lead over Eryn Ellis of Rocky.
Tech’s Taryn Campbell is tied for fourth place at 81.
Ashton McCloskey of Montana Tech sits in 21st place at 90, one shot ahead of teammate Hailey Ogolin.